corky

[kawr-kee]
adjective, corkier, corkiest.
1.
of the nature of cork; corklike.
2.
Also, corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, especially by a tainted cork.

Origin:
1595–1605; cork + -y1

corkiness, noun
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corky
early 17c., "light, buoyant" (as cork is), hence, figuratively, of persons "lively;" from cork (q.v.). Of bottled liquors or wine, "having a flavor of cork," from 1889.
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Example sentences
To begin the sealing-off process, the tree grows a corky membrane between each branch and leaf stem.
It has small leaves and its twigs generally have two thin corky wings opposite
  each other.
Potatoes infected with late blight are purplish and shrunken on the outside,
  corky and rotted inside.
These pustules then darken and thicken into a light tan to brown corky canker,
  which is rough to the touch.
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