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martini

[mahr-tee-nee] /mɑrˈti ni/
noun, plural martinis.
1.
a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry vermouth, usually served with a green olive or a twist of lemon peel.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; perhaps alteration of Martinez (an earlier alternate name of the drink, of disputed orig.), by back formation (taking it as plural), or by association with the vermouth manufacturer Martini, Sola & Co. (later Martini & Rossi)

Martini

[mahr-tee-nee; Italian mahr-tee-nee] /mɑrˈti ni; Italian mɑrˈti ni/
noun
1.
Simone
[see-maw-ne] /siˈmɔ nɛ/ (Show IPA),
1283–1344, Italian painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for martini

Martini1

/mɑːˈtiːnɪ/
noun (pl) -nis
1.
trademark an Italian vermouth
2.
a cocktail of gin and vermouth
Word Origin
C19 (sense 2): perhaps from the name of the inventor

Martini2

/Italian marˈtiːni/
noun
1.
Simone (siˈmoːne). ?1284–1344, Sienese painter
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Word Origin and History for martini
n.

1891, short for Martini cocktail (1886), perhaps from Martini & Rossi, Italian firm that makes vermouth (an ingredient of the drink); the firm was in existence then by that name, but it is not specified among the ingredients in the earliest recipes (e.g. Harry Johnson's "Bartender's Manual," 1888). Another theory holds that it is a corruption of Martinez, California, town where the drink was said to have originated. See discussion in Lowell Edmunds' book "Martini, Straight Up" (1998).

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