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Ar·ma·gnac 1

A historical region and former county of southwest France in Gascony. Added to the French royal domain in 1607, the area is now noted for its viniculture.

Ar·ma·gnac 2

A dry brandy.

[After Armagnac1.]


(Brewing) a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
[from Armagnac, the former name of this region]


(ˈɑr mənˌyæk)

a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
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Noun1.Armagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of FranceArmagnac - dry brandy distilled in the Armagnac district of France
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Armand Armagnac were crossing the sunlit Champs Elysee with a kind of vivacious respectability.
Armagnac specialized rather in a resistance to militarism, and wished the chorus of the Marseillaise altered from "Aux armes, citoyens" to "Aux greves, citoyens".
There was an abrupt silence, and Armagnac said: "He may have excellent reasons for not meeting the man himself, but--"
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm AFTER Robert tipped a load of crushed sleeping tablets into Lawrence's bottle of Armagnac, Lawrence is now suitably drowsy.
The Barrel Room of Wine Depot takes a detour from the usual reds by offering Armagnac.
He travels annually to France to select Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados barrels for their private use.
After a fruity morning myrrhtini, the in-laws are sure to be impressed by a delicious feast of Partridge, Pears & Port; Truffle and Potato Snow; a sensational Plum and Chocolate Bomb; followed by the perfect digestif Armagnac.
With products like the wax sealed bottle of Armagnac Laubade 1965; a sweet smelling caramel vintage Armagnac, you can cradle a glass in the outdoors area with a nice cigar; if you so wish.
A supreme of guinea fowl was partnered with an imaginative passion fruit and armagnac sauce and a sultana and cinnamon potato cake.
Except for the fact that they are both French grape brandies made with rules that govern their production, the paths of Cognac and Armagnac couldn't be more different.
In a region where ducks outnumber people 500 to 1, it's not surprising that the methods used to create Armagnac are very traditional: many Armagnac stills are heated by open wood-fueled fires.