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EtymologyEdit

From Old French bevrage, from bevre (to drink), with metathesis of R.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

breuvage m (plural breuvages)

  1. (literary or humorous) beverage
  2. (standard in Quebec) beverage
  3. concoction, potion

Usage notesEdit

The use of this word to refer specifically to nonalcoholic is heavily stigmatized in Quebec as an anglicism (even though English beverage excludes water, not alcohol).

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DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: brebaje

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