neutral-spirits

neutral spirits

noun
nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent, or 190 proof, obtained chiefly from grain or molasses or redistilled from brandy, rum, etc., used for blending with straight whiskies and in the making of gin, cordials, liqueurs, and the like.

Origin:
1915–20

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neutral spirits
 
n
(US) (functioning as singular or plural) ethanol of more than 190° proof

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