Definition of kirsch in English:


(also kirschwasser)


  • [mass noun] Brandy distilled from the fermented juice of cherries.

    • ‘The heat of the road; the rich dark plums and kirsch leaving a dark and alluring track across the lips.’
    • ‘They do pretty good kirsch and I wouldn't mind sharing a samovar with you.’
    • ‘Chocolate mousse, pineapple with kirsch and lime and chocolate cheesecake were also on offer.’
    • ‘My instinct is to leave it be, but I know you might be tempted to sprinkle it with a little kirsch or even white rum.’
    • ‘In a small bowl, mix together the arrowroot and the kirsch and pour into a noncorrosive saucepan.’


German, abbreviation of Kirschenwasser, from Kirsche cherry + Wasser water.