Definitions

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

  • n. The distinctive body, color, and taste of wine.

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  • n. The quality or state of being vinous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being vinous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being vinous.

Etymologies

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

Late Latin vīnōsitās, from Latin vīnōsus, vinous; see vinous.

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Latin vinositas: compare French vinosité.

Examples

  • Counoise and Picpoul provide charm, freshness, and bouquet, and a special winey taste, termed vinosity, for another 30% of the blend.

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  • For, besides these lacrymatories, notable lamps, with vessels of oils, and aromatical liquors, attended noble ossuaries; and some yet retaining a vinosity and spirit in them, which, if any have tasted, they have far exceeded the palates of antiquity.

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  • This is always a Champagne with great vinosity, an almost black currant nose with the associated brioche notes.

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  • The succinic acid, also, is distinctive for this reason, that it is the source of that characteristic flavour in wine known as “vinosity.”

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  • A good sample of it possesses great finesse, a good deal of vinosity, and that wonderful muscadine bouquet which gives to it its celebrated characters.

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  • The principal object in their view being a high and deliberate attenuation, with a full vinosity, without any further regard to the quality or flavour of their mash, as the combination of these qualities alone produces the required strength, in the cleanest manner.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • A due portion of oxygen uniting in a nascent state with a correspondent portion of inflammable or hydrogen, and fixed air, forms the spiritous particles dispersed through the fermenting fluid, which create vinosity, and constitute it wine, beer, or wash.

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  • The succinic acid, also, is distinctive for this reason, that it is the source of that characteristic flavour in wine known as "vinosity."

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  • How many times have I not explained to him that sherry has double the tonic vinosity of any other wine and may not be tampered with by the sensitive.

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  • The aim is to combine and develop the special qualities of the respective crûs, body and vinosity being secured by the red vintages of Bouzy and Verzenay, softness and roundness by those of Ay and Dizy, and lightness, delicacy, and effervescence by the white growths of Avize and Cramant.

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