Definition of Corky

1. Adjective. (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin. "A corked port"

Exact synonyms: Corked
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Cork



Definition of Corky

1. a. Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up.

Definition of Corky

1. Adjective. Of wine, contaminated by a faulty or tainted cork. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corky

1. corklike [adj CORKIER, CORKIEST] - See also: corklike

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corky

corkscrew flower
corkscrew oesophagus
corkscrewed
corkscrewing
corkscrewlike
corkscrews
corkscrewy
corktree
corktrees
corkwing
corkwings
corkwood
corkwood family
corkwood tree
corkwoods
corky (current term)
corm
cormel
cormels
cormidia
cormidium
cormlike
cormogeny
cormoid
cormophyta
cormophyte
cormophytes
cormorant
cormorants
cormose

Literary usage of Corky

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1. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1884)
"V. Auric'ulai DO. ; cymes lax, fruit broadly ovoid turgid narrowly grooved in front, fertile cell not corky, empty cells contiguous inflated, calyx with one ..."

2. The Bookman (1907)
"TOLSTOY AND corky TOLSTOY IN 1906 HE afternoon was well advanced when my sister and I reached Toula. Our train was an hour late. ..."

3. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"Bark grey, soft, corky, and deeply cracked. Wood coarse-grained, spongy, soft and perishable. The tree is mainly cultivated on ..."

4. Handbook of Modern Chemistry: Inorganic and Organic; for the Use of Students by Charles Meymott Tidy (1878)
"corky matter, or the outer layer of the plant. In the first of these three bodies, the hydrogen and oxygen are present in the proportion to form water, ..."

5. Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J. E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby by Sir William Jackson Hooker, James Sowerby, William Borrer, John William Salter (1849)
"... its corolla is described in Fl. Atlant, as pale yellow and shorter than the calyx.—WB A section of the ripe fruit is added, showing the corky keel. ..."

6. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... or more, very much exceeding the at length short-oblong Bracts of the receptacle becoming much corky-thickened at the enlarging summit: ovary rarely ..."

7. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... their corky tongue shall innocently play. Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salera, rue 1 Exalt thy towery head, and lift thy eyes ! ..."

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