AskDefine | Define beeswing

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English

Etymology

From bee + ’s + wing.

Pronunciation

/'bi:zwɪŋ/

Noun

  1. a filmy, translucent crust found in port and other old wines which have been bottled-aged for a long time
    • 1904: The three glasses were grouped together, all of them tinged with wine, and one of them containing some dregs of beeswing. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Abbey Grange’ (Norton 2005, p.1170)

Extensive Definition

Beeswing may refer to:

Places

beeswing is the debris which is found as a sediment in the bottles of matured port wines.
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