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tokay

[toh-key] /toʊˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
a gecko, Gekko gecko, of the Malay Archipelago and southeastern Asia: sometimes kept as a pet.
Origin
dialectal Malay
1745-1755
1745-55; < dialectal Malay tokeʔ < Javanese təʔkəʔ (spelling tekek)

Tokay

[toh-key] /toʊˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
an aromatic wine made from Furmint grapes grown in the district surrounding Tokay, a town in NE Hungary.
2.
Horticulture.
  1. a large, red variety of grape, grown for table use.
  2. the vine bearing this fruit, grown in California.
3.
a sweet, strong white wine made in California.
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  • So do many others lucky enough to have tasted these fortified dessert wines, properly named muscat and tokay.
British Dictionary definitions for tokay

tokay

/ˈtəʊkeɪ/
noun
1.
a small gecko, Gekko gecko, of S and SE Asia, having a retractile claw at the tip of each digit
Word Origin
from Malay toke, of imitative origin

Tokay

/təʊˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
a fine sweet wine made near Tokaj, Hungary
2.
a variety of large sweet grape used to make this wine
3.
a similar wine made elsewhere
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Word Origin and History for tokay
n.

1710, rich sweet wine from the region of Tokay (Hungarian Tokaj) a town in Hungary.

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