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brandewyn, noun

Forms:
brandy-wijn, brandywynShow more Also brandy-wijn, brandywyn, brannewyn.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch brandewijn, brande, gebrande distilled + wijn wine.
1. Brandy; brandywine; also called Cape brandy. Also attributive.
1806 J. Barrow Trav. I. 384The bruised grapes, the undergrowings, the stalks and expressed husks, with the lees or dregs of the new wine, are thrown together into larger vessels...From trash like this is most of the ardent spirit manufactured which is sold in the Cape under the name Brandewyn.
1990 C. Leonard in Sunday Times 2 Nov. 28For the past 40 years Bapsfontein..has been synonymous with country and western, with braaivleis, sunnyskies and brandewyn.
2. combination
brandewynbos /-ˌbɔs/ [Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch brandewynbosch), bosch bush], the moretlwa, Grewia flava;
||brandewyn ketel /-ˈkɪətəl/ [Afrikaans (from Dutch) ketel kettle], a copper still, used for brandy distillation. See also kettle.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 364They (sc. Hottentots) are fond of brandy, but their distance from the Colony prevents their being gratified to the extent of the wishes or means. An attempt at distilling a spirit from the berries of, what they therefore call, the Brandewyn-bosch (Brandy-bush) had succeeded.
1955 L.G. Green Karoo 105Later the liquid mos is passed into the old brandewynketel or still, made to very much the same pattern as those used by Tennessee ‘moonshiners.’
Brandy; brandywine; also called Cape brandy. Also attributive.

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