fortified wine


fortified wine
noun
wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
Hypernyms: ↑wine, ↑vino
Hyponyms:
Madeira, ↑port, ↑port wine, ↑sherry, ↑Marsala, ↑muscat, ↑muscatel, ↑muscadel, ↑muscadelle

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noun
: a wine (as most dessert wines) to which alcohol usually in the form of grape brandy has been added during or after fermentation — used descriptively but not permitted in labeling or advertising in the United States

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a wine, as port or sherry, to which brandy has been added in order to arrest fermentation or to increase the alcoholic content.
[1905-10]

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fortified wine UK [ˌfɔː(r)tɪfaɪd ˈwaɪn] US [ˌfɔrtɪfaɪd ˈwaɪn] noun [countable/uncountable] [singular fortified wine plural fortified wines]
an alcoholic drink made by adding a small amount of brandy or other alcoholic drink to wine. Sherry and port are fortified wines.
Thesaurus: wines and fortified wineshyponym general words for drinkssynonym

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  • fortified wine — for|ti|fied wine [ ,fɔrtıfaıd waın ] noun count or uncount an alcoholic drink made by adding a small amount of BRANDY or other alcoholic drink to wine. Sherry and port are fortified wines …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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