n. pl. bran·dies
An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
tr.v. bran·died, bran·dy·ing, bran·dies
To preserve, flavor, or mix with brandy.
[Short for brandy-wine, from Dutch brandewijn : brandende, present participle of branden, to burn; see gwher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + wijn, wine; see WINE.]
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