tokay

[toh-key]
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noun

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

Origin of tokay

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

Tokay

[toh-key]

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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tokay

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

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
n.

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

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