Vermouth meaning

vər-mo͝oth'
A sweet or dry fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and used chiefly in mixed drinks.
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A sweet or dry, white fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs, used in cocktails and as an aperitif.
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A dry, or sweet apéritif wine flavored with aromatic herbs, and often used in mixed drinks.
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(US standard of identity) An aperitif wine that matches the general description of vermouth.
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Origin of vermouth

  • French vermout from German Wermut from Middle High German wermuot wormwood from Old High German wermuota Old English wermōd wormwood
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • The standard of identity is from the Code of Federal Regulations, title 27, section 4.21(g).
    From Wiktionary
  • From French vermout, from German Wermut (“wormwood").
    From Wiktionary