sedimentation

Lemma

sedimentation

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The process of accumulation of debris in the bottom of the jar during fermentation. 1

Nota

Sediment is made of the small particles in wine from the grape skins, seeds, and other grape particles. It often settles at the bottom of the bottle and should be left behind when pouring or decanting as it tastes bitter. The wine that still contains semdiment is called cloudy. 2

Contesto

The influence that is directly related to lunar cycles is so small as to have little if no effect on plant growth, let alone wine sedimentation. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˌsedɪmenˈteɪʃən] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Synonym: lees. 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1845, from sediment + -ation.
Sediment = 1540s, from Fr. sédiment (16c.), from L. sedimentum "a settling, sinking down," from stem of sedere "to settle, sit".
-ation = suffix forming nouns from verbs, from L. -tionem, accusative of noun suffix -tio (gen. -tionis) forming nouns of condition and action (the -t- is a Latin pp. stem). 6

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea per Traduttori e Interpreti.

Data della scheda
Mon Mar 5 00:00:00 2007
Autore

Morena Firpo, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : DA «http://www.the-gift-of-wine.com/Glossary%20S.html», (03/11/2011)

2 : DA «http://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/member_benefits/education_
terms.php»
, (03/11/2011)

3 : «http://www.vinography.com/archives/2008/11/the_skeptics_guide_to_
biodynam.html»
, (03/11/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/sediment?q=sedimentation», (03/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.the-gift-of-wine.com/Glossary%20S.html», (03/11/2011)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com», (03/11/2011)

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