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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or resembling cork.
  • adjective Informal Lively; buoyant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of cork; resembling cork; hence, shriveled; withered.
  • Tasting of cork; corked: usually said of wines: as, a corky flavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up.
  • adjective Tasting of cork.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of wine, contaminated by a faulty or tainted cork.
  • adjective Consisting of, or like, cork; dry; shrivelled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin

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