- branch water
- Americanwater which is offered from a bottleIt is supposed to come from an unpolluted tributary, or branch, of a stream, and therefore not to spoil the taste of your whisky with the taint of chlorine. Many bartenders depend on a closer, less costly source.
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Branch water — may refer to:* Water from a stream (a term primarily used in the southern United States)* Addition of plain water rather than soda water to a mixed drink (for example, Bourbon and branch refers to Bourbon whiskey with plain water)* When a whisky… … Wikipedia
branch water — ☆ branch water n. 1. water from a small stream or brook 2. water, esp. ordinary tap water, as used for mixing with whiskey, etc … English World dictionary
branch water — noun Etymology: 1branch (creek) Date: 1835 plain water < bourbon and branch water > … New Collegiate Dictionary
branch water — branch′ wa ter n. dial. vin (in a mixed drink) plain water • Etymology: 1840–50 … From formal English to slang
branch water — 1. water in or from a branch, creek, stream, etc.; pure, natural water. 2. Also called branch. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. (in a drink, highball, etc.) plain water as distinguished from soda water, ginger ale, or the like; ordinary… … Universalium
branch water — noun pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water • Hypernyms: ↑water … Useful english dictionary
branch water — pure natural water from a stream, usually mixed with whiskey (southern U.S.A.) … Dictionary of ichthyology
branch — [branch, bränch] n. [ME branche < OFr brance < LL branca, a claw, paw] 1. any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub 2. anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer s… … English World dictionary
branch — branchless, adj. branchlike, adj. /branch, brahnch/, n. 1. a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant. 2. a limb, offshoot, or ramification of any main stem: the branches of a deer s antlers. 3. any member or… … Universalium
branch — [[t]bræntʃ, brɑntʃ[/t]] n. 1) bot a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant 2) a limb, offshoot, or ramification of any main stem: the branches of a deer s antlers[/ex] 3) any member or part of a body or… … From formal English to slang