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Tokay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tokay variety of wine grape originally grown in Hungary; the prototype of vinifera grapes
    • n Tokay Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The California grape and wine industries were started by Count Agoston Haraszthy de Moksa, who planted Tokay, Zinfandel, and Shiras varieties from his native Hungary in Buena Vista in 1857.
    • Tokay (Bot) A grape of an oval shape and whitish color.
    • Tokay A rich Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Tokay A rich and heavy wine, somewhat sweet in taste and very aromatic, produced in northern Hungary near the town of Tokay. It bears great age, and is esteemed as a sweet dessert- or liqueur-wine.
    • n Tokay A California wine made up and named in imitation of the above.
    • n Tokay A variety of grape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tokay tō-kā′ a sweetish and heavy wine with an aromatic flavour, produced at Tokay in Hungary: a variety of grape.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named fr. Tokay, in Hungary

Usage

In literature:

They proved to contain an old Tokay wine which I had treasured for several years to no particular purpose.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Frau Kirschner had brought a flask of Tokay wine with her for Gertrude.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Fortified with a good deal of Tokay, Mirabeau spoke repeatedly.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The flavour of success upon the palate may, like Imperial Tokay, be sensed but once in a lifetime, but you can never forget that once.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Beer alone could not do it, it must be Tokay as well.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
Mow many of you ever had the opportunity of drinking real Tokay before?
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
They 've elegant Tokay here.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
It warms an honest fellow who has got a few bottles of Tokay in him.
"Specimens of German Romance" by Carl Franz van der Velde
He also produced several bottles of squang, the tokay of Atvatabar.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
And then he raised the tankard, feeling that it ought to hold Tokay.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
The two men, left alone, applied themselves to the wine, filling up their glasses a fourth time with golden Tokay.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Perhaps he is at Tokay now.
"The Jews of Barnow" by Karl Emil Franzos
And what can be more striking than the far steeples and the mountains of Tokay?
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
Tokay, friends, real Tokay!
"The House in the Mist" by Anna Katharine Green
Tokay, friends, real Tokay!
"The Amethyst Box" by Anna Katherine Green
No lounging-chairs in the drawing-room, but Tokay in the cellar.
"Countess Erika's Apprenticeship" by Ossip Schubin
Mr. Herriott poured out some Tokay.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
The next year he died suddenly, in his wooden palace at Tokay.
"A History of Germany" by Bayard Taylor
It tasted as good as this Tokay, but it was treacherous.
"Count Brühl" by Joseph Kraszewski
Call for a pint of Tokay and you shall see how I will outdo Captain Bobadillo!
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
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In news:

The Sequoya Library located at 4340 Tokay Boulevard will close at 2 pm on Thursday, July 5, due to loss of air conditioning.
West stays undefeated with win over Tokay .
The Wolf Pack boys soccer team beat a fast and persistent Tokay High team during Tri-City Athletic League action at West High on Thursday, Oct 11.
Player of the Game ( Tokay ): FB Bryson Schreiner.
West runners come up short against Tokay .
Tokay High's varsity boys cross-country team took a narrow win over West High's varsity boys in Tri-City Athletic League competition on Wednesday, Sept 12.
OAK RIDGE's Haley Simmons, left, and Mysha Davies team up for a block during the varsity Lady Trojans game against Tokay Tuesday night.
But once the Blue Devils turned on their defense, Merced didn't score in the final three quarters and DHS advanced with a 13-3 victory at Tokay High in Lodi.
Tokay boys, girls run away with Tri-City Athletic League cross country titles.
For 70 or 80 years it was known as the Tokay capital of the world for the sweet wines produced there.
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