branch water

branch water

noun
1.
water in or from a branch, creek, stream, etc.; pure, natural water.
2.
Also called branch. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. (in a drink, highball, etc.) plain water as distinguished from soda water, ginger ale, or the like; ordinary water.

Origin:
1840–50

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