furmint

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian, from Middle French fromenté (a type of grape).

Noun[edit]

furmint (plural furmints)

  1. A type of grape grown in Hungary, commonly used in tokays.
    • 1958, Thomas Schreiber; Lynton Hudson, Hungary‎, page 40:
      ... the furmint (muscatel) of Somlo, full of fire and of the noble aroma drawn from the volcanic earth in which the grapes are grown,
    • 1975, Zoltán Halász, A Short History of Hungary, page 39:
      ... from the wine regions of the Tokaj mountains (where the "froment" grape, the ancestor of the furmint, was introduced by Walloon settlers)
    • 2005, Mary Cech; Jennie Schacht, Tim Patterson, The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook, page 20:
      Varietals commonly affected by botrytis include chenin blanc, furmint, muscadelle, muscat, riesling, sauvignon blanc, and semillon.
    • 2009 February 25, Eric Asimov, “Asian Fusion, via the Wine List”, New York Times:
      It was made from the furmint grape, which is better known in Hungary’s lusciously sweet tokays, but this was delicate, floral and just right with a tart chicken curry dish.
  2. A wine made from this grape.