corkiness, n.
/kawr"kee/, adj., corkier, corkiest.
1. of the nature of cork; corklike.
2. Also, corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, esp. by a tainted cork.
[1595-1605; CORK + -Y1]

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