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Rhenish

[ren-ish] /ˈrɛn ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.
noun
2.
British, Rhine wine.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; < Latin Rhēn(us) Rhine + -ish1; replacing Middle English Rhinisch < Old High German
Related forms
trans-Rhenish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Rhenish

Rhenish

/ˈrɛnɪʃ; ˈriː-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate
noun
2.
another word for hock2
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Word Origin and History for Rhenish

"of or belonging to the Rhine" (especially of wine), late 14c., from Anglo-French reneis (13c.), from Medieval Latin Rhenensis, from Rhenus (see Rhine).

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