vermouth

[ver-mooth]
noun
an aromatized white wine in which herbs, roots, barks, bitters, and other flavorings have been steeped.

Origin:
1800–10; < French (now vermout) < German Wermuth (now Wermut) absinthe, wormwood

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vermouth (ˈvɜːməθ, vəˈmuːθ)
 
n
any of several wines containing aromatic herbs and some other flavourings
 
[C19: from French, from German Wermutwormwood (absinthe)]

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vermouth
1806, from Fr. vermouth, from Ger. Wermuth "wormwood," from M.H.G. wermuot, from O.H.G. wermuota (see wormwood), name of the aromatic herb formerly used in the flavoring of the liqueur.
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vermouth

wine-based fortified drink flavoured with aromatic herbs. The name derives from the German Vermut, or "wormwood" (see ), a bitter herb and traditional ingredient of vermouth and absinthe. As many as 40 different herbs and flavourings may be used in vermouth, including juniper, cloves, quinine, orange peel, nutmeg, and coriander; the vermouths of various producers are flavoured according to closely guarded recipes.

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  bits, until reduced by half.
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