martini

[ mahr-tee-nee ]
/ mɑrˈti ni /
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noun, plural mar·ti·nis.

a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry vermouth, usually served with a green olive or a twist of lemon peel.

Origin of martini

First recorded in 1885–90; perhaps alteration of Martinez (an earlier alternate name of the drink, of disputed orig.), by back formation (taking it as plural), or by association with the vermouth manufacturer Martini, Sola & Co. (later Martini & Rossi)

Definition for martini (2 of 2)

Martini

[ mahr-tee-nee; Italian mahr-tee-nee ]
/ mɑrˈti ni; Italian mɑrˈti ni /

noun

Si·mo·ne [see-maw-ne] /siˈmɔ nɛ/, 1283–1344, Italian painter.

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British Dictionary definitions for martini (1 of 2)

Martini

1
/ (mɑːˈtiːnɪ) /

noun plural -nis

trademark an Italian vermouth
a cocktail of gin and vermouth

Word Origin for Martini

C19 (sense 2): perhaps from the name of the inventor

British Dictionary definitions for martini (2 of 2)

Martini

2
/ (Italian marˈtiːni) /

noun

Simone (siˈmoːne). ?1284–1344, Sienese painter

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