brandied [bran-deed] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- flavored, soaked in, or treated with .
Origin of brandied First recorded in 1825–35;+ Related formsun·bran·died, adjective brandy [bran-dee] noun, plural bran·dies.
- a spirit distilled from wine or from the fermented juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, etc.
verb (used with object), bran·died, bran·dy·ing.
- to mix, flavor, or preserve with brandy.
Origin of brandy 1615–25; short for brandywine Dutch brandewijn burnt (i.e., distilled) wine Examples from the Web for brandied Contemporary Examples of brandied
Carefully strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and garnish with the brandied cherry.
Jacquelynn D. Powers
November 19, 2010
Historical Examples of brandied
A spark could ignite it and set the globe on fire like it was a brandied Christmas pudding.
Put in glasses and when cold cover with brandied paper and seal.
Henrietta Latham Dwight
“We had brandied peaches last Sunday night,” said the landlady, indignantly.
John Kendrick Bangs
Bring me some brandied marrons, a large bottle of rose oil and a stick of lip rouge from Celeste’s.
Maria Thompson Daviess
Janet was sitting motionless and embarrassed before the tea-table, waiting for the tea to become of brandied strength.
British Dictionary definitions for brandied brandy noun plural -dies
- an alcoholic drink consisting of spirit distilled from grape wine
- a distillation of wines made from other fruitsplum brandy
Word Origin for brandy C17: from earlier brandewine, from Dutch brandewijn burnt wine, from bernen to burn or distil + wijn wine; compare German Branntwein Word Origin and History for brandied brandy n.
1650s, abbreviation of brandywine (1620s) from Dutch brandewijn “burnt wine,” so called because it is distilled (cf. German cognate Branntwein and Czech palenka “brandy,” from paliti “to burn”). The Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, site of a Revolutionary War battle, supposedly so named by the Dutch for the color of its waters.