Jerepigo, noun

Forms:
Cherupiga, JerepicoShow more Also Cherupiga, Jerepico, Jeripigo, and with small initial.
Origin:
English, Portuguese, GreekShow more Adaptation of English geropiga, jeropiga a mixture of grape-juice, brandy, sugar, and red colouring, manufactured in Portugal and used to adulterate port-wine, adaptation of Portuguese jeropiga (ultimately from Greek hiera feminine form of hieros ‘sacred’, a name given to many medicines in the Greek pharmacopoeia + picra feminine form of pikros bitter).
Any of several very sweet, heavy, fortified dessert-wines. Also attributive. See also Cape wine.
1862 Lady Duff-Gordon Lett. from Cape (1925) 157I have a notion of some Cherupiga wine for ourselves...It is about one shilling and fourpence a bottle here, sweet red wine, unlike any other I ever drank.
1992 E. Prov. Herald 18 May 2The humble jerepigo and the lusty pinotage.
Any of several very sweet, heavy, fortified dessert-wines. Also attributive.

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