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maceration Tweet Definition of maceration Like Definition of maceration on Facebook
noun (plural:macerations)
  1. The act or process of macerating
Macon Tweet Definition of Macon Like Definition of Macon on Facebook
nounmacon
  1. Macon is a dry white or red wine produced in France.
Madeira Tweet Definition of Madeira Like Definition of Madeira on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal.
Malaga Tweet Definition of Malaga Like Definition of Malaga on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A port and city in Andalusia, Spain
malt Tweet Definition of malt Like Definition of malt on Facebook
noun
  1. Sprouted grain used in brewing.
  2. Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.
malt liquor Tweet Definition of malt liquor Like Definition of malt liquor on Facebook
noun
  1. beer, especially that having a higher than normal alcohol content.
  1. (archaic) Any beverage brew
  2. Verb, brewed from malt, including ale, beer and porter, typically having lower alcohol content than modern brews.
malt whisky Tweet Definition of malt whisky Like Definition of malt whisky on Facebook
noun
  1. Whisky made only from malted barley.
Manhattan Tweet Definition of Manhattan Like Definition of Manhattan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
  2. A borough of New York City, mainly on Manhattan Island.
Marc Tweet Definition of Marc Like Definition of Marc on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), a spelling variant of Mark in the French fashion.
Margarita Tweet Definition of Margarita Like Definition of Margarita on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) borrowed from the Latin and Spanish form of Margaret.
martini Tweet Definition of martini Like Definition of martini on Facebook
noun
  1. a cocktail made with gin or vodka and vermouth
  • Will you join us at six o"clock for martinis?
  • My boss is out on another of his three- lunches.
  • mead Tweet Definition of mead Like Definition of mead on Facebook
    noun
    1. An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water
    metheglin Tweet Definition of metheglin Like Definition of metheglin on Facebook
    noun
    1. a spiced mead, originally from Wales
    • 1988: But Gwen behind the bar said: "Try this, mead it is called." Reg admired the pure long high front vowel. Sack mead and sack . A scholarly man, tall and in leggings, his face a map of purple rivery veins, said: "Well, it"s the Welsh national drink, or was. Should properly be meddyglyn, liquor being llyn and meddyg from medicus, the healer." " Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron
    Methuselah Tweet Definition of Methuselah Like Definition of Methuselah on Facebook
    noun
    1. A bottle of Champagne or Burgundy wine containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
    proper noun
    1. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.
    2. (italbrac, hence) Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.
    mimosa Tweet Definition of mimosa Like Definition of mimosa on Facebook
    noun (mimosas or mimosae)
    1. (botany) A plant belonging to the genus Mimosa usually found in tropical climates, their leaves are usually prickly and sensitive to touch or light, and have small white or pink flowers.
    2. w:Silk Tree, Silk Tree or the Pink Siris
    3. w:Acacia, Acacia
    4. a cocktail consisting of champagne and orange juice.
    5. the star w:Becrux, Beta Crucis (Becrux)
    See w:Mimosa_(disambiguation), Wikipedia for more information      
    mist Tweet Definition of mist Like Definition of mist on Facebook
    noun
    1. (uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
    It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
    1. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
    There was an oily mist on the lens.
    verbto mist
    1. To form mist.
    It's misting this morning.
    1. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
    I mist my tropical plants every morning.
    1. To cover with a mist.
    The lens was misted.
    1. (context, of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
    My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
    mixed drink Tweet Definition of mixed drink Like Definition of mixed drink on Facebook
    noun
    1. An alcohol, alcoholic drink made from one or more kinds of liquor mixed with other ingredients.
    I like gin and tonic as a , but I really prefer beer.
    mixer Tweet Definition of mixer Like Definition of mixer on Facebook
    noun (wikipedia, drink mixer)
    1. blender (machine)
    2. The non-alcoholic drink (such as lemonade, Coca-Cola or fruit juice) that is added to spirits to make cocktails.
    Do we have any mixers? I don't want to drink this Vodka neat.
    Moselle Tweet Definition of Moselle Like Definition of Moselle on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. One of the départements of Lorraine, France
    must Tweet Definition of must Like Definition of must on Facebook
    noun
    1. Something that exhibits the property of being stale or musty
    2. Fruit juice that will ferment or has fermented, usually grapes
    3. A time during which male elephants exhibit increased levels of sexual activity and aggressiveness (also musth).
    4. Something that is mandatory or required.
    If you'll be out all day, sunscreen is a .
    verb (inf=-, must, -, had to, -)
    1. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The speaker—but not necessarily the subject of the sentence—is certain that the sentence predicate will be executed.
    If it rained all day, it be very wet outside.
    (Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating a strong probability of the predicate's execution.)
    1. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The execution of the sentence predicate is required. (Must usually implies that a negative consequence would otherwise result.)
    You arrive to class on time.
    (Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating intent for the predicate's execution.)
    1. (Have two sense: imperative or directive) 'Imperative' creates an obligations, 'directive' defines conditions.
    (legalese) Always a directive when used together with apply(application): No one can make you apply for anything.

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