a sweet, sparkling Italian white wine with a muscat flavor.
But mother turned up her nose as she sipped her glass of Asti spumante that accompanied the west-end dinner by way of champagne.
The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood
It is now famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante), and is a considerable centre of trade.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various
a sweet white sparkling wine made from fragrant Muscat grapes, often served as an apéritif or dessert wine; also called asti , spumante
To reintroduce the market to the wine, the makers of Asti Spumante changed its name to Asti — but the marketing ploy did not work.
Asti, Piedmont, Italy + spumante ‘effervescent’
pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting . a person who has . Historical Examples After all, an astigmatic parent, seeing Adolf in a dim light, might be impressed by him. The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse They belonged to a person who was near-sighted and astigmatic in the left eye and almost certainly blind in the […]
- Astigmatic lens
astigmatic lens astigmatic lens n. See cylindrical lens.
Also called astigmia [uh-stig-mee-uh] /əˈstɪg mi ə/ (Show IPA). Ophthalmology. a refractive error of the eye in which parallel rays of light from an external source do not converge on a single focal point on the retina. Optics. an aberration of a lens or other optical system in which the image of a point is […]
a cylindrical lens used in a rangefinder to draw out the point image of a point source into a line.