tokay

[ toh-key ]
/ toʊˈkeɪ /
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noun

a gecko, Gekko gecko, of the Malay Archipelago and southeastern Asia: sometimes kept as a pet.

Nearby words

  1. tojo,
  2. tojo, hideki,
  3. tok pisin,
  4. tokamak,
  5. tokara islands,
  6. toke,
  7. tokelau,
  8. tokelau islands,
  9. token,
  10. token economy

Origin of tokay

1745–55; < dialectal Malay tokeʔ < Javanese təʔkəʔ (spelling tekek)

Tokay

[ toh-key ]
/ toʊˈkeɪ /

noun

an aromatic wine made from Furmint grapes grown in the district surrounding Tokay, a town in NE Hungary.
Horticulture.
  1. a large, red variety of grape, grown for table use.
  2. the vine bearing this fruit, grown in California.
a sweet, strong white wine made in California.
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British Dictionary definitions for tokay

tokay

/ (ˈtəʊkeɪ) /

noun

a small gecko, Gekko gecko, of S and SE Asia, having a retractile claw at the tip of each digit

Word Origin for tokay

from Malay toke, of imitative origin

Tokay

/ (təʊˈkeɪ) /

noun

a fine sweet wine made near Tokaj, Hungary
a variety of large sweet grape used to make this wine
a similar wine made elsewhere
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Word Origin and History for tokay

tokay

n.

1710, rich sweet wine from the region of Tokay (Hungarian Tokaj) a town in Hungary.

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