bot·​ry·​tised | \ ˈbä-trə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce botrytised (audio) \
variants: or less commonly botrytized

Definition of botrytised

1 of grapes : affected by the fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that causes noble rot and has the effect of reducing the water content and increasing the concentration of sugar It brings to wine a sweet unctuousness most clearly apparent in good Sauternes … fermented slowly, at moderate temperature, from heavily botrytised grapes.— Gerald Asher, Gourmet, February 1985 And when the grape is botrytised, it's a sweet revelation.— Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Washington Post, 3 Sept. 2008
2 : made with botrytised grapes botrytised wines And every other year or so, superb botrytised Rieslings emerge from the cooler parts of these islands …— Janice Robinson, Wine Spectator, 31 Jan. 1995

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First Known Use of botrytised

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for botrytised

botryt- (from New Latin Botrytis, a fungus genus) + -ise, -ise + 1-ed

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“Botrytised.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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