vichy-water

vichy water

[vish-ee]
noun
1.
a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy, containing sodium bicarbonate, other alkaline salts, etc., used in the treatment of digestive disturbances, gout, etc.
2.
a water of similar composition, either natural or artificial.
Also, Vichy water.
Also called vichy, Vichy.


Origin:
1855–60

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vichy water
 
n
1.  (sometimes capital) a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy in France, reputed to be beneficial to the health
2.  any sparkling mineral water resembling this

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