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also gam·ey  (gā′mē)
adj. gam·i·er, gam·i·est
a. Having the flavor or odor of game, especially game that is slightly spoiled.
b. Ill-smelling; rank.
2. Showing an unyielding spirit; plucky: a gamy little mare that loved to run.
a. Corrupt; tainted: "those considerable forces in America that appear to be tired of the old politics (particularly the gamy municipal variety)" (Tom Wicker).
b. Sordid; seamy.
c. Sexually suggestive; racy.

gam′i·ly adv.
gam′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaminess - behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
indelicacy - the trait of being indelicate and offensive
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Jaxon 2012 Syrah (Rogue Valley, Oregon; $28) Decisively savory with a very pleasant earthy gaminess in the aroma, plus fresh sage.
Another woman shared that Chocolate-Raspberry is perfect for removing the gaminess from venison.
People do say it's close to turkey,'' Tibbott said, noting that the company has worked to achieve the hint of gaminess that distinguishes turkey from chicken.
The Faustino V Reserva 2005 has a typical riojan nose of vanilla, oak, sweet berries and a hint of gaminess.
If the cook is put off by the prospect of gaminess, he or she can soak the meat in milk for a couple of hours.
I figured that the salad dressing in the California rolls needed the crispiness of the wine to balance its oiliness; the wine's herbaceous taste, meanwhile, was an effective foil to the gamy grassiness of reindeer meat-this factor also worked for the carpaccio, where the gaminess of reindeer meat wasn't disguised with salad dressings.
It tastes similar to chicken but with a hint of gaminess, which means it goes well with flavours such as chestnuts, apples, herbs, bacon, cider and brandy.
Quail is similar to chicken (all of the recipes and marinades below will go with chicken, if you'd prefer) but, much like pheasant, it has a mild, subtle gaminess about it.
I'd carved a five-pound rump roast from my buck the previous night, placing it in a bath of milk and then refrigerator to tame the gaminess of the rut.