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oenology

[ee-nol-uh-jee] /iˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science of viniculture.
Also, enology.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek oîn(os) wine + -o- + -logy
Related forms
oenological
[een-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌin lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
oenologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oenology

oenology

/iːˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of wine
Derived Forms
oenological, enological (ˌiːnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
oenologist, enologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek oinos wine + -logy
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Word Origin and History for oenology
n.

1827, from oeno- "wine" + -logy. Related: Oenological; oenologist.

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