Liebfraumilch

Liebfraumilch

[leeb-frou-milk, leep-; German leep-frou-milkh]
noun
a white wine produced chiefly in the region of Hesse in Germany.

Origin:
1825–35; < German, after Liebfrauenstift convent of the Virgin, religious establishment in Worms, where the wine was first made; see milk (German Milch)

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Liebfraumilch or German Liebfrauenmilch (ˈliːbfraʊˌmɪlk, German ˈliːpfraumɪlç, liːpˈfrauənmɪlç)
 
n
a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards
 
[German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made]
 
Liebfrauenmilch or German Liebfrauenmilch
 
n
 
[German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made]

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Liebfraumilch
"Ger. white wine," 1833, from Ger., lit. "milk of Our Lady."
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