branch water ExamplesWord Origin noun
- water in or from a branch, creek, stream, etc.; pure, natural water.
- Also called . Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. (in a drink, highball, etc.) plain water as distinguished from soda water, ginger ale, or the like; ordinary water.
Origin of branch water First recorded in 1840–50 Examples from the Web for branch water Historical Examples of branch water
On muleback and on foot, Boone followed up many a narrowing creek bed to sources where dwelt the “branch-water folk.”
Charles Neville Buck