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vermouth

[ver-mooth] /vərˈmuθ/
noun
1.
an aromatized white wine in which herbs, roots, barks, bitters, and other flavorings have been steeped.
Origin of vermouth
1800-1810
1800-10; < French (now vermout) < German Wermuth (now Wermut) absinthe, wormwood
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vermouth

/ˈvɜːməθ; vəˈmuːθ/
noun
1.
any of several wines containing aromatic herbs and some other flavourings
Word Origin
C19: from French, from German Wermutwormwood (absinthe)
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Word Origin and History for vermouth
n.

1806, from French vermouth, from German Wermuth "wormwood," from Middle High German wermuot, from Old High German wermuota (see wormwood), name of the aromatic herb formerly used in the flavoring of the liqueur.

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