Definition of minerally in US English:

minerally

adjective

  • Especially in descriptions of wines: tasting of minerals or mineral salts; having a flavour suggestive of minerals.

adverb

  • 1With regard to mineral resources or content; in relation to minerals.

  • 2Poetic. So as to resemble a mineral. nonce-use.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Pamela Vandyke Price (b. 1923). From mineral + -y<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Bowles (1826–1878). From mineral + -ly.