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beeswing

[beez-wing] /ˈbizˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; bee1 + 's1 + wing
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  • beeswing and adhering fines were removed by aspiration.
British Dictionary definitions for beeswing

beeswing

/ˈbiːzˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
a light filmy crust of tartar that forms in port and some other wines after long keeping in the bottle
2.
a port or other wine containing beeswing
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