Vermuth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vermuth A liqueur made of white wine, absinthe, and various aromatic drugs, used to excite the appetite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vermuth A sort of mild cordial consisting of white wine flavored with wormwood and other ingredients. It is prepared chiefly in France and Italy, that of Turin being the most esteemed, and its special use is to stimulate the appetite by its bitterness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vermuth ver′mooth a mild cordial consisting of white wine flavoured with wormwood, used as a stimulant for the appetite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vermout,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. wermuth, wormwood; cf. A.S. wermōd.

Usage

In literature:

In the saloon bar of an adjacent public-house, Freddy unburdened himself fully and frankly while he sipped the mixed vermuth.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
You were only bored, and the show only became endurable after you had swallowed various absinthes, vermuths, and other rot-gut.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Does he like good Carlovitz and Vermuth?
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
John said mess in the dug-out usually consisted of six courses (preceded by vermuth), three drinks, and coffee.
"Non-combatants and Others" by Rose Macaulay
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In news:

Vivienne Vermuth does the Chik-Fil-A Dance as Animal from The Muppets at the Viva Dallas Burlesque presentation of Dirty Politics at Lakewood Theater.
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