vermouth

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French vermout, from German Wermut (wormwood).

The standard of identity is from the Code of Federal Regulations, title 27, section 4.21(g).

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Noun[edit]

vermouth (plural vermouths)

  1. A dry, or sweet apéritif wine flavored with aromatic herbs, and often used in mixed drinks.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 14, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He gazed around until on the lid of a spinet he spotted a promising collection of bottles, gin, whiskey, vermouth and sherry, mixed with violin bows, a flute, a toppling pile of books, six volumes of Grove's Dictionary mingled with paperback thrillers, a guitar without any strings, a pair of binoculars, a meerschaum pipe and a jar half-full of wasps and apricot jam.
  2. (US standard of identity) An aperitif wine that matches the general description of vermouth.

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vermouth

  1. vermouth