Definitions for kirschkɪərʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a fragrant, colorless, unaged brandy distilled from a fermented mash of cherries.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of kirsch:

1810–20; < G Kirsch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kirsch(noun)

    from fermented juice of black morello cherries


  1. kirsch(Noun)

    (often capitalized) A clear brandy made from black cherries: kirchwasser

  2. Origin: German Kirschwasser, “cherry water”


  1. Kirsch

    A kirschwasser or kirsch is a clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry. However, it is now also made from other kinds of cherries. The cherries are fermented complete. Unlike cherry liqueurs and so-called “cherry brandies”, kirschwasser is not sweet. The best kirschwassers have a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste that derives from the stones.


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