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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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