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  1. a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines.
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Origin of beeswing

First recorded in 1855–60; bee1 + 's1 + wing
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Examples from the Web for beeswing

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Beeswing shivered again to the new, strange weight on her back.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

British Dictionary definitions for beeswing


  1. a light filmy crust of tartar that forms in port and some other wines after long keeping in the bottle
  2. a port or other wine containing beeswing
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