Definitions

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

  • adjective Having the flavor and aroma of oak wood as a result of being fermented or aged in an oak barrel or in a stainless steel or glass container to which oak chips have been added. Used of wine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling oak; hard; firm; strong.

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

  • noun Resembling oak; strong.

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

  • adjective Describing the taste of wine that has been aged in oak and acquired tannins from the wood.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

oak +‎ -y

Examples

  • And by close application to my book at night, my visage became considerally emaciated by extreme perspiration, having no lucubratory aparatus, no candle, no lamp, nor even light-wood, being chiefly raised in oaky woods.

    The poetical works of George M. Horton : the colored bard of North Carolina : to which is prefixed the life of the author, written by himself,

  • Plus, lately I’ve found markedly less interest in oaky flavors.

    LENNDEVOURS

  • Plus, lately I’ve found markedly less interest in oaky flavors.

    Q&A

  • Plus, lately I’ve found markedly less interest in oaky flavors.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Plus, lately I’ve found markedly less interest in oaky flavors.

    Quick Q&A with Jim Silver, General Manager, Peconic Bay Winery

  • We generally liked the crisp, lovely Chablis, but we found a few overly oaky, which is a bad trend that we noted the last time we did a broad tasting of Chablis.

    Fact Check: 'Brie and Chablis'

  • When we started our column in 1998, the most widely available Sauvignon Blanc came from the U.S., where too many winemakers stripped it of its varietal character -- fresh-cut grass, kiwi, lime and grapefruit, with bouncy acidity -- by making it into a kind of oaky junior Chardonnay.

    Summer's sure-fire wine: Sauvignon Blanc

  • When we started our column in 1998, the most widely available Sauvignon Blanc came from the U.S., where too many winemakers stripped it of its varietal character -- fresh-cut grass, kiwi, lime and grapefruit, with bouncy acidity -- by making it into a kind of oaky junior Chardonnay.

    Flavors of Summer

  • Aged for more than four years in American oak barrels, this Extra Añejo tequila is creamy, vanilla-y and has an ultra-long, oaky finish that's practically whiskey-like but, with all of the agave notes, much more exotic.

    Dad's Top Shelf

  • Golden in color, it starts off bright think green apples but also has an oaky, salty depth.

    Dad's Top Shelf

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