branch water
noun Etymology: 1branch (creek) Date: 1835 plain water <
bourbon and branch water
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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 — 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 —    American    water which is offered from a bottle    It 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 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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

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