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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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There's a rich savoury treacliness to it, and it's got a surprisingly crisp finish, even with hints of fruitiness.
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.
Menke's session reviewed how acidity, fruitiness, sweetness, astringency and bitterness interact.
uk This pudding made with dried fruits soaked in Alnwick rum and combined with apples, oranges, lemons and carrots, impressed the panel with its rusticity, its home-made quality and its intense dark fruitiness.
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.
Today, the '79 is slightly musty on the nose, but quite drinkable, and though it appears to have lost some of its fruitiness, it retains a sort of noble delicacy.
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.
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.
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.