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eau de vie

[ohduh vee; English oh duh vee] /oʊdə ˈvi; English ˌoʊ də ˈvi/
French.
1.
brandy, especially a coarser and less purified variety.
Origin
literally, water of life; cf. aqua vitae
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eau de vie

/əʊ də viː; French od vi/
noun
1.
brandy or other spirits
Word Origin
French, literally: water of life
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