Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Falernian

[fuh-lur-nee-uh n]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. (especially of a wine celebrated by Horace) of, coming from, or made in a district of Campania, Italy.

Origin of Falernian

1720–30; < Latin (ager) Falern(us) Falernian (field) + -ian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for falernian

Historical Examples

  • Hail to ye, cornfields and vineyards famous for the old Falernian!

    Zanoni

    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • She smacks her lips as if I were giving her sweet Falernian.

  • The Falernian wine held the second rank in estimation among the Romans.

  • Well, my young friend, we must for once prefer the Falernian to the vile Sabinum?

    Horace

    William Tuckwell