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  • n. The quality of being fruity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The essential or characteristic quality of fruit; in the case of wine, the quality of retaining a marked taste of the grape.


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  • Up the fruit and booze content, add such goodies as stout, carrots and suet, and you have the Christmas pudding – the dense, almost-black ball of rich fruitiness which is carried to the Christmas table after the turkey dinner, and which, to the cheers of assembled friends and family is doused in hot brandy and set ablaze, flickering with a blue, almost transparent flame.

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  • Balanced: all the flavour components, such as fruitiness, acidity and tannin, in perfect harmony.

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  • "People will have the opportunity to experience olive oil's positive sensory qualities, such as fruitiness, bitterness and pungency, and to learn about its history and health attributes," said Flynn, who will discuss the renaissance of olive oil in California during the tasting.

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  • I made a few changes -- a sub for the buttermilk, which I was out of, salt because my butter was unsalted, vanilla because if my great great great (whew!) grandma had had access to vanilla I am sure she would have used it, Ceylon cinnamon (not so much a change as a decision) because its fruitiness better compliments the strawberry.

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  • Our choice of beer is Barre Bräu Pils 4.8%, a rare find from Lübbecke in eastern Westphalia, a well-balanced, crystal clear, golden pilsner, with some apple-hop fruitiness.

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  • Top notes of clove and pepper give it a spicy heat; mango, a surprising fruitiness.

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  • Red Newt Cabernet Franc: The cheese softens the wine a bit, and accentuates the fruitiness.

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  • Avocado oil imparts a light fruitiness to salad dressings; macadamia-nut oil works on salads, too, and is ideal for baking.

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  • American wheat beers lack the spicing of a Belgian-style wit or the fruitiness of a German-style wheat ale, and any flaw would show throw immediately.

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  • I turned my head, and blood was pouring into my throat, but not just blood—there was a fruitiness to it, an alcohol taste.



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