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 n.— «The great fruit brandies such as kirsch are fiery spirits of the fruit.…A lesser kind is made without the pits; the cherries are merely soaked with alcohol for some time. The Germans call this one kirsch-geist or cherry-ghost, rather an accurate description. Kirsch fantasie is also available, but it is like vodka in which cherries have been steeped.» —“Sour cherries remain one of the few fruits still faithful to the changing seasons” by Peter Kump Chicago Tribune June 8, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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