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Definition: Birch wine
, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
withy. Cf. Vine
1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. “Red
wine of Gascoigne.”
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
are called red
2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
Noah awoke from his wine. --Gen. ix. 24.
, Cape wine
, etc. See under Birch
Spirit of wine
. See under Spirit
To have drunk wine of ape
or To have drunk wine ape
be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid
, under Tartaric
(Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
rich, vinous flavor.
(Zo["o]l.), small two-winged fly of the genus
, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
, the measure by which wines and other spirits
are sold, smaller than beer measure.
, a merchant who deals in wines.
Wine of opium
(Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum
, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
pressed to extract their juice.
, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
countries, for carrying wine.
, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
(a) A vault where wine is stored.
(b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
a dramshop. --Dickens.
, vinegar made from wine.
, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
(b[~e]rch), n.; pl. Birches
birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj["o]rk, Sw.
bj["o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche,
birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr.
bh[=u]rja. [root]254. Cf. 1st Birk
1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus
; as, the white or common birch (Betula alba
(also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch
); the paper or canoe birch (Betula papyracea
); the yellow birch (Betula lutea
); the black
or cherry birch (Betula lenta
2. The wood or timber of the birch.
3. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
Note: The twigs of the common European birch (B. alba), being
tough and slender, were formerly much used for rods in
schools. They were also made into brooms.
The threatening twigs of birch. --Shak.
4. A birch-bark canoe.
Birch of Jamaica
, a species (Bursera gummifera
. (Zo["o]l.) See Ruffed grouse
, wine made of the spring sap of the birch.
Oil of birch
(a) An oil obtained from the bark of the common European
birch (Betula alba
), and used in the preparation of
genuine (and sometimes of the imitation) Russia
leather, to which it gives its peculiar odor.
(b) An oil prepared from the black birch (Betula lenta
said to be identical with the oil of wintergreen, for
which it is largely sold.