breuvage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bevre (to drink), with metathesis of R.

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Noun[edit]

breuvage m (plural breuvages)

  1. (literary or humorous) beverage
  2. (standard in Quebec) beverage
  3. concoction, potion

Usage notes[edit]

The use of this word to refer specifically to nonalcoholic is heavily stigmatized in Quebec as an anglicism (even though English beverage excludes water, not alcohol).

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