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slivovitz

[sliv-uh-vits, -wits, shliv-] /ˈslɪv ə vɪts, -wɪts, ˈʃlɪv-/
noun
1.
a dry, usually colorless, slightly bitter plum brandy from E Europe.
Also, slivovic, slivowitz
[sliv-uh-vits] /ˈslɪv ə vɪts/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of slivovitz
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German Sliwowitz < Serbo-Croatian šljȉvovica, derivative of šljȉva plum
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  • What have they to work for beyond the necessary quantity of maize, slivovitz, and tobacco?

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • I daresay they kept off the rheumatism by extra potations of slivovitz.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • There is a flask of slivovitz (the plum brandy of the country) underneath the seat, if you should require it.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • "Nikola, serve rakija," said the Archimandrite, and Nikola filled two little glasses with slivovitz and put them before us.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
British Dictionary definitions for slivovitz

slivovitz

/ˈslɪvəvɪts; ˈsliːvə-/
noun
1.
a plum brandy from E Europe
Word Origin
from Serbo-Croat šljivovica, from sljiva plum
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