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bran·dy

(bran'dē),
An alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of sound ripe grapes and usually containing 40-54% ethyl alcohol.
[Du. brandewijn, burnt (distilled) wine]

brandy

An alcoholic spirit produced by distilling wine, which has an alcohol content ranging from 35% to 60%. Better quality brandies are aged in oak casks; cheaper brandies simulate the amber hue with colouring.

brandy

A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine
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