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fruity

1. slang Odd or wacky She's not feeling well—I bet that's why she's been acting so fruity today.
2. offensive slang A derogatory term describing a male who is homosexual or otherwise non-heterosexual or behavior considered non-heterosexual or effeminate.

fruity

1. mod. silly-acting. Why are you acting so fruity? Not get enough sleep?
2. mod. in the style or manner of a male homosexual. (Usually objectionable.) The entertainers were sort of fruity, but other than that, the show was okay.
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* a0x20 2nd prize -- mild green fruitiness: Sociedade Agricola Vale do Ouro S.A., Oliveira da Serra Oliveirinha brand
"I enjoy the aroma, like the balance as a pale ale, the fruitiness that comes through in the flavor," said Gregg.
Only three positive attributes -- fruitiness (either green or ripe fruit), bitterness and pungency -- are quantified on the profile sheet.
Some felt it lacked the up-front fruitiness and alcoholic kick of others, however.
"We still have the problem of high alcohol, because of the weather down in Chile, but our wines are still known for their immense fruitiness, great character and a great price.
We tasted soil samples and had to rate each for granularity, oil, fruitiness, etc."
You want to pick up the wine's vapors, the fruitiness of a Zinfandel or the tartness of a sauvignon blanc.
The SOS brew has been designed to not only match the colour but also the fruitiness of HP, and pints will be poured from a special HP pump.
First, Beaumont reminded attendees of the basic differences between ale and lager: ale, brewed at warmer temperatures, generally posses a more rounder character with at least some fruitiness. Lagers, fermented at cooler temperatures, tend to be crisp and lean.
Foppiano Vineyards has released its 2002 Alexander Valley Sangiovese, said to be richly textured with nuances of red strawberries and black bing cherries, and 2002 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($16), featuring an aggressive fruitiness. Kenwood Vineyards has released its 2002 Kenwood Sonoma County Zinfandel ($16), with blackberry and a hint of spice.
Though very tart, verjus's undeniable fruitiness makes it a far cry from vinegar, and its acidity prevents it from having a wine-y, alcohol quality.
This example from the Cave Co-operative, is made from hand-harvested grapes with the fruitiness enhanced by the technique of Maceration Carbonique.
TOBERMORY - a Western Isles and Orkney malt - an aroma reminiscent of damp earth and nuts that carries through to the palate, along with a positive fruitiness and a little honey.
The colour and aroma of the wine was good but the flavour was bland and lacking in any kind of rich fruitiness. Drinkable, but without any notable character.
There is a fine, smooth burn on the palate with citrus orange fruitiness.