Etymology
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vermouth (n.)

white wine flavored with aromatic herbs, 1806, from French vermouth (18c.), from German Wermuth "wormwood," from Middle High German wermuot, from Old High German wermuota (see wormwood), name of the aromatic herb formerly used in the flavoring of the liqueur.

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Definitions of vermouth

vermouth (n.)
any of several white wines flavored with aromatic herbs; used as aperitifs or in mixed drinks;
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