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kirsch

[keersh] /kɪərʃ/
noun
1.
a fragrant, colorless, unaged brandy distilled from a fermented mash of cherries, produced especially in Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace, France.
Also called kirschwasser
[keersh-vah-ser] /ˈkɪərʃˌvɑ sər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of kirsch
1810-1820
1810-20; < German Kirsch, shortened form of Kirschwasser, equivalent to Kirsch(e) cherry + Wasser water
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Kirsch

/kɪəʃ/
noun
1.
a brandy distilled from cherries, made chiefly in the Black Forest in Germany and in the Jura and Vosges districts of France
Word Origin
German Kirschwasser cherry water
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