• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cognac high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The letters VVSOP on a cognac bottle stand for - Very Very Superior Old Pale.
    • n Cognac A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cognac Properly, a French brandy of superior quality distilled from wines produced in the neighborhood of Cognac in the department of Charente, France; more loosely, any of the brandies of that department.
    • n cognac In Europe, any brandy of good quality (this name having superseded the original terms eau-de-vie, branntwein, etc.); in the United States, French brandy in general. See champagne.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cognac kō′nyak an excellent quality of French brandy, so called because much of it is made near the town Cognac, in Charente.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

His mind, as he drank the strong coffee and the tiny glass of cognac, was in a state of unusual exaltation.
"Command" by William McFee
Wine and cognac shops are my strong competitors.
"A "Y Girl in France" by Katherine Shortall
Cliff grunted, poking around in a bag for the bottle of cognac he couldn't remember where he had packed.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Soap is produced at fifteen factories in the principal towns, and there are two distilleries of cognac at Candia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It was actually the face of that nightmare of mine after sampling Sandford's old cognac!
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
Angouleme (the capital), Cognac, Confolens, Jarnac and La Rochefoucauld (q.v.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
And tell her to put in two bottles of old cognac of 1817, and a pound of pure Mocha, fresh roasted and ground.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6" by Eugène Sue
If you refuse the cognac, it is just like on the way to hell.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Give me the cognac again, Jean.
"The Belovéd Traitor" by Frank L. Packard
Calling a waiter, Edward ordered a coffee and cognac, and, lighting a cigar, opened his paper.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw

In poetry:

I'm off'n wild wimmen
An Cognac
An Sinnin'
For I'm in loOOOOOOOve.
"I'm Off'n Wild Wimmen" by Ernest Hemingway
I have another cognac
and stare at two little paintings
of Jean-Paul's, so great
I must do so much
or did they just happen
"At Joan's" by Frank O Hara
Blowing softly on a snail
Makes him shrink into his shell,
Dropped in cognac, mixed with ice
Lets him think he saw white mice.
"Ev'rywhere" by Joachim Ringelnatz

In news:

Man leaves French cognac to toast Poe.
BALTIMORE (AP) It was nearly nevermore for French cognac Monday in an annual tribute at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.
Recently, Andreu was here to talk about his cognacs and the right glassware for sipping.
Can you determine anything by a cognac 's color.
Cognac is often poured into a balloon-shaped glass.
") Cognacs made only from grapes grown in this soil are called "champagne cognacs .".
They were English or Irish, which is why cognacs carry such names as Hine and Hennessy.
Franck Vigneron, President of Comandon Cognac and Monteru Single Brandy, will be featured on HGTV's House Hunters International on Thursday, April 12.
The veal is centered with steamed Maine lobster served with cognac butter.
That means we make our French 75's with cognac instead of gin.
High Proof Cognac Cocktail Competition Announced.
The Cognacs of Bernard Hine .
It's late afternoon on the Quai de L'Orangerie in Jarnac, a small commercial town straddling the Charente River, which glides gently through the Cognac region in southwest France.
Salmon Or Cognac, Twin Poisons At An Idyllic Refuge From All Your Cares.
The indescribable lure of cognac.

In science:

His enlightening insight, keen sense of humor, side-pro ject business pursuits, and love of fine cognac provided much enjoyment. I would also like to thank Charles Parks for his continuing support and friendship.
Variational Principles in General Relativity