Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partially dry.
  • adj. Moderately dry. Used of wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Somewhat dry, but not severely arid

Etymologies

semi- +‎ dry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a semidry rather than overtly sweet wine, and well-chilled it would be a very nice aperitif.

    Why You'll Be Drinking Moscato This Year

  • These machines needed no wringers on top because they were built with an inner, perforated drum for spin-drying -- a process that uses centrifugal force to whirl the sopping clothes until they're semidry.

    Household Appliances

  • This provision would give the Congress power to enforce prohibition on a State against its will and also to provide regulatory provisions in favor of the liquor traffic in opposition to the laws of dry or semidry States.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » WINE WARS, PART 13

  • Under proposed §3, This provision would give the Congress power to enforce prohibition on a State against its will and also to provide regulatory provisions in favor of the liquor traffic in opposition to the laws of dry or semidry States.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » WINE WARS, PART 13

  • It evolved out of agricultural necessities imposed by a warm and semidry climate that by chance favored the growth of olive trees.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • Most of the territory between Miami and Naples is Everglades, swamp broken up by small patches of semidry land.

    DearlyDevotedDexter

  • In some semidry states, gas stations or grocers can sell beer, while only liquor stores may sell distilled spirits and wine.

    How To Buy & Sell just about Everything

  • Many new techniques were developed to suit various locations: ridge and ditch systems; semidry land; ditch manure pits; ditches with floating water; and rice-duckweed-fish systems.

    Chapter 3

  • This method was developed on the basis of a semidry cultivation method advocated by Hou Guangjun.

    Chapter 5

  • A semidry rice planted on raised ridges is combined with fish culture in the ditches.

    Chapter 5

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