ageable

adjective age·a·ble \ˈā-jə-bəl\

Definition of ageable

chiefly Midland

  1. 1 :  advanced in years :  old

  2. 2 :  suitable for being aged :  able or likely to improve with age The tastings demonstrated not only how ageable the wines are, but how much they can vary in style. — Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 15 Oct. 2008

ageability

\ˌā-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun The power and ageability of Travers' Cabernets may come from the thin soils in which the grapes are grown. — Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, 31 Aug. 1990

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Origin and Etymology of ageable

1age + -able


First Known Use: 1843


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