tarry

Lemma

tarry

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

An odour having the characteristics of pitch or tar. 1

Nota

Some wines have a dark flavour that wine tasters call tar. It is not the overwhelming stench of a tarred road, rather it is a flavour so dark, that only tar seems to fit. Rhone wines can have this, as well as the Barolos of Italy. If it is too pronounced it is not a positive thing. 2

Contesto

With its overlay of coconutty American oak, this Argentine red wine is spicy and tarry with a pure, damsony fruit core to it. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈtæri] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

tar = a viscous liquid, O.E. teoru, teru, lit. "the pitch of (certain kinds of) trees," from P.Gmc. *terwo- (cf. O.N. tjara, O.Fris. tera, M.Du.tar, Du. teer, Ger. Teer), probably a derivation of *trewo-, from PIE *drew- "tree".

-y = adjective suffix, "full of or characterized by," from O.E. -ig, from P.Gmc. *-iga (cf. Ger. -ig), cognate with Gk. -ikos, L. -icus. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

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

Data della scheda
Sun Nov 8 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Elisa Repetti, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.winemega.com/glossary_wine_terms_t.htm», (17/10/2011)

2 : «http://www.wineeducation.com/glost.html», (05/10/2009)

3 : «http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/wine-redletter-days-1289878.html», (18/06/2009)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org», (17/10/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com», (17/10/2011)

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