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Co·gnac

 (kôn′yăk′, kŏn′-, kô-nyäk′)
A city of western France on the Charente River north-northeast of Bordeaux. It is famous for its distilleries, which have manufactured cognac since the 18th century.

co·gnac

 (kōn′yăk′, kŏn′-, kôn′-)
n.
A brandy distilled from white wine and produced in the vicinity of Cognac.

Cognac

(ˈkɒnjæk; French kɔɲak)
n
1. (Placename) a town in SW France: centre of the district famed for its brandy. Pop: 19 066 (2008)
2. (Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a high-quality grape brandy

co•gnac

(ˈkoʊn yæk, ˈkɒn-, ˈkɔn-)

n.
1. (often cap.) the brandy produced near the town of Cognac, in W central France.
2. (loosely) any good brandy.
[1585–95; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cognac - high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of FranceCognac - high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
Translations
كونياك
koňak
cognac
koníak
konjakas
konjaks
koňak

cognac

[ˈkɒnjæk] Ncoñac m

cognac

[ˈkɒnjæk] ncognac m

cognac

nKognak m; (French) → Cognac® m

cognac

[ˈkɒnjæk] ncognac m inv

cognac

(ˈkonjӕk)
a kind of high-quality French brandy.

cognac

n. coñac, aguardiente.
References in classic literature ?
Have the goodness to give me a little glass of old cognac, and a mouthful of cool fresh water, madame.
She said, however, that the cognac was flattered, and took up her knitting.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
He finally brought out some biscuit, some coffee, and some cognac, and got a can of pure, fresh water from a neighboring streamlet.
Coffee and cognac followed with sufficient speed to prevent any untoward consequence, and they settled down to smoke in comfort.
my feelings have ripened for you like fine old cognac.
Bulstrode had not yet fully learned that even the desire for cognac was not stronger in Raffles than the desire to torment, and that a hint of annoyance always served him as a fresh cue.
Time enough for that," she said, "when Mick's gone"; and so she packed his travelling valise ready for the march, brushed his cloak, his cap, and other warlike habiliments, set them out in order for him; and stowed away in the cloak pockets a light package of portable refreshments, and a wicker-covered flask or pocket-pistol, containing near a pint of a remarkably sound Cognac brandy, of which she and the Major approved very much; and as soon as the hands of the "repayther" pointed to half-past one, and its interior arrangements (it had a tone quite equal to a cathaydral, its fair owner considered) knelled forth that fatal hour, Mrs.
After a capital dinner and a great deal of cognac drunk at Bartnyansky's, Stepan Arkadyevitch, only a little later than the appointed time, went in to Countess Lidia Ivanovna's.
But if you are in pain, here are some cordial drops, which, taken in a glass of my own cognac, will give you rest, if I know aught of the materia medica.
Ah, but he lived in a sweet bachelor- apartment--furnished, on the fifth floor, above the wood and charcoal merchant's, and the dress-maker's, and the chair-maker's, and the maker of tubs--where I knew him too, and wherewith his cognac and tobacco, he had twelve sleeps a day and one fit, until he had a fit too much, and ascended to the skies.
Of course, I began to suspect how it was, then; and I don't want his word for it now to understand how he gets his knowledge from my papers, and your paper, and my brother's cognac and tobacco talk (I wish he'd had to gag himself).