brut

brut

[broot; French bryt]
adjective
(of wine, especially champagne) very dry.

Origin:
1890–95; < French: raw; see brute2

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Brut

[broot]
noun
any of a number of partly legendary, partly historical chronicles dealing with early English history, written during the Middle Ages and usually beginning with Brutus, the mythic and eponymous ancestor of the country.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin Brūtus

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brut (bruːt, French bryt)
 
adj
(of champagne) not sweet; dry
 
[C19: from French raw, rough, from Latin brūtus heavy; see brute]

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brut
"dry," 1891, used of wines, especially champagnes, from Fr. brut (14c.), lit. "raw, crude" (see brute).
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brut

any of several medieval chronicles of Britain tracing the history and legend of the country from the time of the mythical Brutus, descendant of Aeneas and founder of Britain. The Roman de Brut (1155) by the Anglo-Norman author Wace was one such chronicle. Perhaps the outstanding adaptation of the story is Layamon's Brut (c. 1200), written in Middle English; it lent a distinctly Germanic and heroic flavour to the story and signaled the revival of English literature after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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