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See also: Brandywine



Borrowed from Dutch brandewijn.



brandywine (countable and uncountable, plural brandywines)

  1. (archaic) Brandy.
    • 1676, Richard Wiseman, “Of Tumours: Of Pernio”, in Eight Chirurgical Treatises, Book I, Ch. XIII:
      Socks dipt in Brandy-wine, and worn, are preventive.
    • 1906, Rudyard Kipling, A Smuggler's Song:
      Running round the woodlump if you chance to find
      Little barrels, roped and tarred, all full of brandy-wine,
      Don't you shout to come and look, nor use 'em for your play.
      Put the brishwood back again—and they'll be gone next day!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “brandywine”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)