Definition of corky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrkē/

adjective (corkier, corkiest)

Example sentences
  • Some varieties, for example Riesling, have corky lenticels scattered over the skin.
  • The nuts enclosed in this have thick, corky shells, which are difficult to crack; but the slim kernels, white inside a pale brown skin, have a good, delicate flavour and repay the effort of extraction.
  • It has been widely suggested that phellem, a corky outer layer derived from the cork cambium may function as aerenchyma, but until now no-one had tested that hypothesis.
2(Of wine) corked.
Example sentences
  • And our very own Wine and Spirit Association, WSA, took for ever to publish its own findings and when it did, in typical ostrich fashion it claimed that corky wines hardly existed in the UK.
  • When a cork is contaminated with TCA it makes the wine that comes into contact with it stink and taste bad and we say the wine is corked or corky.
  • If the Davis researchers could use their NMR to measure corky off-flavor - a more widespread spoilage problem - then the system might find more use, Henick-Kling says.

Words that rhyme with corky

balky, chalky, gawky, Gorky, Milwaukee, pawky, porky, talkie, walkie-talkie

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Syllabification: cork·y

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