oily

Lemma

oily

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

A wine with a viscous texture. 1

Nota

[Oily describes] The fat sensation of a wine with high glycerin and low acid content on the palate.
Some varieties of grape such as Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris often produce wines with this texture. 2

Contesto

Gewürztraminer is highly perfumed and quite full-bodied, more so than all other white wine grapes, with the exception of Viognier. In fact, the combination of Gewürztraminer's strong, heady, perfumed scent, exotic lychee-nut flavor and heavy-oily texture can be overwhelming and tiring to many palates. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈɔɪli] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1520s, from oil + -y

Oil: late 12c., "olive oil," from Anglo-Fr. and O.N.Fr. olie, from O.Fr. oile (12c., Mod.Fr. huile), from L. oleum "oil, olive oil" (cf. Sp., It. olio), from Gk. elaion "olive tree," from elaia. It meant "olive oil" exclusively till c.1300, when meaning began to be extended to any fatty, greasy substance.

-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 - Corso di laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere per l'Impresa e il Turismo

Data della scheda
Mon Dec 20 00:00:00 2004
Autore

Francesca Quaranta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.aromadictionary.com/articles/wineglossary_m-z_article.html», (21/11/2011)

2 : «http://www.winemega.com/glossary_wine_terms_o.htm», (21/11/2011)
«http://www.aromadictionary.com/articles/wineglossary_m-z_article.html», (21/11/2011)

3 : «http://winepros.org/wine101/grape_profiles/gewurz.htm», (21/11/2011)

4 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/130910?redirectedFrom=oily#eid», (21/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com», (21/11/2011)

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