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[leeb-frou-milk, leep-; German leep-frou-milkh] /ˈlib fraʊˌmɪlk, ˈlip-; German ˈlip fraʊˌmɪlx/
a white wine produced chiefly in the region of Hesse in Germany.
Origin of Liebfraumilch
1825-35; < German, after Liebfrauenstift convent of the Virgin, religious establishment in Worms, where the wine was first made; see milk (German Milch) Unabridged
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  • I could do no less than open a bottle of "Liebfraumilch" in such a place, but it proved to be a near neighbour to bonny-clabber.

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Liebfraumilch


/ˈliːbfraʊˌmɪlk; German ˈliːpfraumɪlç/
a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards
Word Origin
German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made
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Word Origin and History for Liebfraumilch

German white wine, 1833, from German, literally "milk of Our Lady."

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