Meaning of branch water

branch' wa"ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. water in or from a branch, creek, stream, etc.; pure, natural water.
  2. Also called(in a drink, highball, etc.) plain water as distinguished from soda water, ginger ale, or the like; ordinary water.
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