sugar

Lemma

sugar

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides.

Nota

[…] The central role of sugar in the utility of grapes for wine, table grapes, drying grapes, and other viticultural products cannot be over-emphasized. Sugars provide sweetness and ferment to produce ethanol, both of which are valued by humans. However, of all sugary plant produce, none yields a commodity as highly valued or widely grown as grape wine.

Contesto

While the total sugar content [...] is a key factor in determining optimum ripeness of grapes for wine, sugar-acid balance is equally important; hence the use of sugar-acid ratio as a guide tot he date of harvest [...].

Trascrizione fonetica

/ˈʃʊgəʳ/

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

Late 13c., sugre, from Old French sucre "sugar" (12c.), from Medieval Latin succarum, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit sharkara "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel" (cognate with Greek kroke "pebble"). The Arabic word also was borrowed in Italian (zucchero), Spanish (azucar), and German (Old High German zucura, German Zucker), and its forms are represented in most European languages (cf. Serb. cukar, Polish cukier, Russian sakhar).

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Mon Mar 11 15:00:27 2013
Autore

Stefano Costa

Fonti

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sugar
Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, pp. 927-928
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-bunghole.htm#
http://www.wordreference.com/enit/sugar http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=sugar&searchmode=none

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