from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that in which the saccharine matter and fermentation were so exactly balanced, that they have wholly neutralized each other, and no sweetness is perceptible; -- opposed to sweet wine, in which the saccharine matter is in excess.


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  • The brandade was a masterpiece, and Pardon had served a dry wine from somewhere around Nice, which went miraculously with the fish.

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