Pronunciation: [AHK-wuh VEE-tee; AK-wuh VEE-tee]
A clear distilled brandy; Latin for "water of life." See also eau de vie.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.