- of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.
- British. Rhine wine.
Origin of Rhenish
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Examples from the Web for rhenish
He asked me to dinner, and treated me with superb Rhenish wine.Lavengro
He drinks the best of Rhenish wine,— I would the Pope's gay lot were mine.The Book of Humorous Verse
A flask of good Rhenish will soften and assuage thy humours.
The letter bore the postmark of a city in the Rhenish Palatinate.The Goose Man
Valet—It is Rhenish wine which his lordship is accustomed to drink.Jeppe on the Hill
- of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate
- another word for hock 2
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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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper