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[bran-deed] /ˈbræn did/
flavored, soaked in, or treated with brandy.
Origin of brandied
1825-35; brandy + -ed3
Related forms
unbrandied, adjective


[bran-dee] /ˈbræn di/
noun, plural brandies.
a spirit distilled from wine or from the fermented juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, etc.
verb (used with object), brandied, brandying.
to mix, flavor, or preserve with brandy.
1615-25; short for brandywine < Dutch brandewijn burnt (i.e., distilled) wine Unabridged
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  • For a high tea for ladies, serve first an oyster cocktail in glasses, fruit punch or brandied peaches.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • A spark could ignite it and set the globe on fire like it was a brandied Christmas pudding.

    Operation Earthworm Joe Archibald
  • Make a fancy form in the shape of a peach of vanilla ice cream with a brandied peach in the center.

  • "We had brandied peaches last Sunday night," said the landlady, indignantly.

    The Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
  • Put in glasses and when cold cover with brandied paper and seal.

    The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight
  • Bring me some brandied marrons, a large bottle of rose oil and a stick of lip rouge from Celeste's.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Janet was sitting motionless and embarrassed before the tea-table, waiting for the tea to become of brandied strength.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • Serve in grapefruit suprme glasses, decorated on top with brandied cherries.

  • There alone could be found a display of foreign wines, fine liqueurs, and brandied fruits.

    Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for brandied


noun (pl) -dies
an alcoholic drink consisting of spirit distilled from grape wine
a distillation of wines made from other fruits: plum brandy
Word Origin
C17: from earlier brandewine, from Dutch brandewijn burnt wine, from bernen to burn or distil + wijnwine; compare German Branntwein
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Word Origin and History for brandied



1650s, abbreviation of brandywine (1620s) from Dutch brandewijn "burnt wine," so called because it is distilled (cf. German cognate Branntwein and Czech palenka "brandy," from paliti "to burn"). The Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, site of a Revolutionary War battle, supposedly so named by the Dutch for the color of its waters.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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