Definitions for "Eau de vie"
French name for brandy. Cf. Aqua vitæ, under Aqua.
(oh-deuh-VEE) - Translated from the French, eau-de-vie means "water of life." It is an alcohol distillate that is rich with taste, flavor, and aroma. The French use the expression "eau-de-vie" as a generic term for all brandies. It is unlikely, however, that you will hear Cognac and Armagnac ordered in this manner.
strong coarse brandy