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brut

[broot; French bryt] /brut; French brüt/
adjective
1.
(of wine, especially champagne) very dry.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < French: raw; see brute2

Brut

[broot] /brut/
noun
1.
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/
adjective
1.
(of champagne) not sweet; dry
Word Origin
C19: from French raw, rough, from Latin brūtus heavy; see brute
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Word Origin and History for brut
adj.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for brut

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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