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[beez-wing] /ˈbizˌwɪŋ/
a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines.
Origin of beeswing
First recorded in 1855-60; bee1 + 's1 + wing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But beeswing was a bred stock-horse, she knew the game and loved it.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • And by this beeswing, Mr. Bosky, we guess Uncle Timothy is butler too.

  • He takes less pride in the beeswing who sees the shroud in the bottle.

    English Secularism George Jacob Holyoake
  • And beeswing won, and you lost the chance o' making yer fortunes.

    Puppets at Large F. Anstey
  • beeswing shivered again to the new, strange weight on her back.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • In that way all the beeswing would be in the last glass, would it not?

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I orfered you thirty to one beeswing last race; and you wouldn't take it.

    Puppets at Large F. Anstey
  • beeswing, the film which forms on the sides of bottles which contain good old port wine.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • beeswing, a gauze-like film which forms on the sides of a bottle of good port.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The wine–merchant laughs at beeswing; and so, I suppose, it is with all trades.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for beeswing


a light filmy crust of tartar that forms in port and some other wines after long keeping in the bottle
a port or other wine containing beeswing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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