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Lacrima Christi

[lak-ruh-muh kris-tee] /ˈlæk rə mə ˈkrɪs ti/

Lachryma Christi

or Lacrima Christi

[lak-ruh-muh kris-tee] /ˈlæk rə mə ˈkrɪs ti/
a table wine produced from grapes grown near Vesuvius, in Italy.
a medium dry, sparkling wine produced in the Piedmont region of Italy.
Origin of Lachryma Christi
1605-15; < Latin lachryma Christī literally, tear of Christ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • About half way up we stopped at a cave where some men were waiting to sell us some new Lacrima Christi wine.

  • As to the wine—well, it's Chianti or Lacrima Christi, if that means anything to you.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
  • Yes, my boy, the same Lacrima Christi will be served at your wedding next month.

  • Pure Lacrima Christi is as precious when poured from a glass of Murano as from a pewter mug.

    From the Easy Chair, series 2 George William Curtis
  • Their wine was Lacrima Christi of the precise tint to carry on the scheme of color.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for Lacrima Christi

lachryma Christi

/ˈlækrəmə ˈkrɪstɪ/
a red or white wine from the bay of Naples in S Italy
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: Christ's tear
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