vermouth

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noun ver·mouth \vər-ˈmüth\

Definition of vermouth

  1. :  a dry or sweet aperitif wine flavored with aromatic herbs and often used in mixed drinks

Origin and Etymology of vermouth

borrowed from French vermout, vermouth & Italian vermut, vermutte, both borrowed from German Wermut, short for Wermutwein, from Wermut “wormwood” (going back to Old High German wermuota, werimuota) + Wein 1wine — more at wormwood


First Known Use: 1806


VERMOUTH Defined for English Language Learners

vermouth

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noun ver·mouth \vər-ˈmüth\

Definition of vermouth for English Language Learners

  • : a type of wine that is flavored with herbs and spices and often mixed with other alcoholic drinks



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