tokay

[ toh-key ]
/ toʊˈkeɪ /

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)

Definition for tokay (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for tokay (2 of 2)

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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