- grape juice that is unfermented or only partly fermented
- wine revived by adding stum to it so as to produce new fermentation
Origin of stumDutch stom, must, new wine from stom, dumb: see stumble
transitive verbstummed, stum′ming
- Unfermented or partly fermented grape juice; must.
- Vapid wine renewed by an admixture of stum.
transitive verbstummed, stum·ming, stums
Origin of stumDutch stom dumb, stum from Middle Dutch
(countable and uncountable, plural stums)
(third-person singular simple present stums, present participle stuming, simple past and past participle stumed)
- to ferment
- to renew (wine etc.) by mixing must with it and raising a new fermentation
- We stum our wines to renew their spirits. "” Floyer.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.