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Riesling

[reez-ling, rees-] /ˈriz lɪŋ, ˈris-/
noun
1.
Horticulture.
  1. a variety of grape.
  2. the vine bearing this grape, grown in Europe and California.
2.
a fragrant, white, dry or sweet wine made from this grape.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < German
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Riesling

/ˈriːzlɪŋ; ˈraɪz-/
noun
1.
a white wine from the Rhine valley in Germany and from certain districts in other countries
2.
the grape used to make this wine
Word Origin
C19: from German, from earlier Rüssling, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for Riesling
n.

1833, from German Riesling (15c.), the name of the grape, of uncertain origin.

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