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brasserie

[bras-uh-ree; French brasuh-ree] /ˌbræs əˈri; French brasəˈri/
noun, plural brasseries
[bras-uh-reez; French brasuh-ree] /ˌbræs əˈriz; French brasəˈri/ (Show IPA)
1.
an unpretentious restaurant, tavern, or the like, that serves drinks, especially beer, and simple or hearty food.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < French: literally, brewery; Middle French, equivalent to brass(er) to brew (< Gallo-Latin *braciāre, derivative of *brac- malt < Gaulish; compare Welsh brag, MIr mraich, braich malt) + -erie -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for brasseries

brasserie

/ˈbræsərɪ/
noun
1.
a bar in which drinks and often food are served
2.
a small and usually cheap restaurant
Word Origin
C19: from French, from brasser to stir, brew
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Word Origin and History for brasseries
brasserie
1864, "brewery," from Fr., from M.Fr. brasser "to brew," from L. brace "grain used to prepare malt," said by Pliny to be a Celtic word (cf. Welsh brag "malt").
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