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Falernian

[fuh-lur-nee-uh n] /fəˈlɜr ni ən/
adjective
1.
(especially of a wine celebrated by Horace) of, coming from, or made in a district of Campania, Italy.
Origin of Falernian
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin (ager) Falern(us) Falernian (field) + -ian
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  • It was this mountain that produced (as some authors have supposed) the celebrated Falernian wine of the ancients.

  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Falernus, adj., Falernian; ager Falernus, a famous wine-growing district in Campania.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • I am afraid that the old Falernian we drank at dinner, was too strong for your brain.

  • Come, pledge our ancient friendship in a goblet of Falernian.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • The Calenian wine is light, and better for the stomach than the Falernian.

  • Well, my young friend, we must for once prefer the Falernian to the vile Sabinum?

    Horace William Tuckwell
  • Mons Massicus was a vine-clad hill in the Campagna, where the Falernian wine was grown.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • Surely it was all a dream, then, and he had been drunk—with the Professor's Falernian wine—and had wandered here and slept.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
  • Nevertheless, I require the impossibility, or you will have to drink by way of fine at least nine cyathi of neat Falernian.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar

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