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Cognac

(kônyäk`), city (1990 pop. 19,932), Charente dept., W France, in Angoumois, on the Charente River. The French brandy to which Cognac gives its name has been manufactured and exported from the city since the 18th cent. The city was the birthplace of Francis I and was a Huguenot stronghold in the 16th cent.

Cognac

 

a city in western France, in Charente Department, situated amid vineyards in the Charente Valley. Population, 21,100 (1968). The city is famous as a wine-making center and gives its name to the brandy produced there.

cognac

[′kōn‚yak]
(food engineering)
Brandy distilled from grapes grown mostly in the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments of France.

Cognac

1. a town in SW France: centre of the district famed for its brandy. Pop.: 19 534 (1999)
2. a high-quality grape brandy
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