vermouth


vermouth

noun

  1. an aromatized white wine in which herbs, roots, barks, bitters, and other flavorings have been steeped.

noun

  1. any of several wines containing aromatic herbs and some other flavourings
n.

1806, from French vermouth, from German Wermuth “wormwood,” from Middle High German wermuot, from Old High German wermuota (see wormwood), name of the aromatic herb formerly used in the flavoring of the liqueur.

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