Riesling

Riesling

[reez-ling, rees-]
noun
1.
Horticulture.
a.
a variety of grape.
b.
the vine bearing this grape, grown in Europe and California.
2.
a fragrant, white, dry or sweet wine made from this grape.

Origin:
1825–35; < German

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Riesling (ˈriːzlɪŋ, ˈraɪz-)
 
n
1.  a white wine from the Rhine valley in Germany and from certain districts in other countries
2.  the grape used to make this wine
 
[C19: from German, from earlier Rüssling, of obscure origin]

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