- a gecko, Gekko gecko, of the Malay Archipelago and southeastern Asia: sometimes kept as a pet.
Origin of tokay
- an aromatic wine made from Furmint grapes grown in the district surrounding Tokay, a town in NE Hungary.
- a large, red variety of grape, grown for table use.
- the vine bearing this fruit, grown in California.
- a sweet, strong white wine made in California.
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Historical Examples of tokay
It sounded like “Tokay, tokay;” almost, indeed, like a human voice.In the Eastern Seas
While you drink your Tokay, know that it comes through Neisse.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)
Frau Kirschner had brought a flask of Tokay wine with her for Gertrude.
Tokay was regarded at that time as a sort of elixir of life.
Eleanore handed him the glass of Tokay; her eyes glistened with tears.
- a small gecko, Gekko gecko, of S and SE Asia, having a retractile claw at the tip of each digit
Word Origin for tokay
- a fine sweet wine made near Tokaj, Hungary
- a variety of large sweet grape used to make this wine
- a similar wine made elsewhere
1710, rich sweet wine from the region of Tokay (Hungarian Tokaj) a town in Hungary.