adjective. ['ˈkɔrki'] (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin.
1. Noun, singular or mass Slide the line through the center hole on the corky. 2. Verb, past participle The rock elm has corky ridges on its branches and the American elm has irregular scaly bark. 3. Adjective Lesions on apples turn corky and cause the flesh to crack or become deformed.