follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

Orvieto

[awr-vee-ey-toh, -et-oh; Italian awr-vye-taw] /ˌɔr viˈeɪ toʊ, -ˈɛt oʊ; Italian ɔrˈvyɛ tɔ/
noun
1.
a white wine, from dry to sweet, from Umbria, Italy.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Orvieto

Orvieto

/Italian orˈvjɛːto/
noun
1.
a market town in central Italy, in Umbria: Etruscan remains. Pop: 20 705 (2001) Latin name Urbs Vetus (ˈʊəbz ˈviːtəs)
2.
a light white wine from this region
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Orvieto

town, Umbria regione, central Italy. The town is situated atop an isolated rock 640 feet (195 m) above the junction of the Paglia and Chiana rivers. An Etruscan and later a Roman city (in late Roman times it was called Urbs Vetus, from which its Italian name is derived), Orvieto was the seat of a Lombard duchy and of a Tuscan countship before becoming an independent commune in the 12th century. After much civil conflict and strife with neighbouring cities, the town passed under the dominion of the papacy in 1448.

Learn more about Orvieto with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Orvieto

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Orvieto

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for orvieto