Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 19th century from Adolf Brix, a German chemist
Synonyms
  • baume
Definition
a measure (in degrees) of the amount of dissolved solids in a liquid via its specific gravity; used especially to measure dissolved sugar in fruit juice and wine
Example
The winemaker measured the brix of the grape juice to determine when the grapes would be ready for picking.
Usage Over Time

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