bras·se·rie (brăs′ə-rē, brăs-rē)
A restaurant serving alcoholic beverages, especially beer, as well as food.
[French, from brasser, to brew (beer), from Old French bracier, from Vulgar Latin *braciāre, from Gaulish *braki-, a kind of grain (attested once in Latin as an accusative singular bracem, said by Pliny the Elder to be the Gaulish word for a kind of emmer), from Proto-Celtic *mraki- (compare Old Irish mraich, malt, malt liquor, and Welsh brag, malt), of unknown origin.]
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