bottle

Lemma

bottle

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Receptacle made of glass with a narrow neck containing liquid, especially wine; capacity and shape according to region. 1

Nota

Some wines are fermented in the bottle, others are bottled only after fermentation. They come in a large variety of sizes, several named for Biblical kings and other figures. The standard bottle contains 75 cL, although this is a relatively recent development. Wine bottles are usually sealed with cork, but screw-top caps are becoming popular, and there are several other methods used to seal a bottle. 2

Contesto

By the 1850s, wine bottles had become such a world standard that wines were being sold in bottles considered traditional for different regions. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

['bɒtl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Middle English botel, from Old French botele, from Medieval Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis, cask.] 14th Century. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Wed Dec 16 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Rossella Olia rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : AA.VV, Dizionario del vino Moët&Chandon, Bologna, Edagricole, 1996.

2 : «http://www.answers.com/topic/wine-bottle», (16/12/2009)

3 : «http://thefrugaloenophile.blogspot.com/», (13/10/2011)

4 : Hornby A. S., Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995, fifth edition, p. 127.

5 : « http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/wine+bottle», (16/12/2009)

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