- (of wine, especially champagne) very dry.
- any of a number of partly legendary, partly historical chronicles dealing with early English history, written during the Middle Ages and usually beginning with Brutus, the mythic and eponymous ancestor of the country.
- (of champagne) not sweet; dry
“dry,” 1891, used of wines, especially champagnes, from French brut (14c.), literally “raw, crude” (see ).