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[roo-duh s-hahy-mer; German ry-duh s-hahy-muh r] /ˈru dəsˌhaɪ mər; German ˈrü dəsˌhaɪ mər/
any of the Rheingau wines from the vineyards near Rüdesheim, a town on the Rhine River in W Germany.
Origin of Rüdesheimer
Borrowed into English from German around 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Margrave of rudesheimer was a slender man of elegant appearance.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • "Drown him in the new butt of Moselle," recommended rudesheimer.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • I thought of the rudesheimer, and then dismissed it from my mind.

    Fiddles F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Neither was his speech or gait at all affected by the bottle of rudesheimer (and he managed to get away with it all).

    Fiddles F. Hopkinson Smith
  • I'd rather see that, now, than old Groschen 's supper-table groaning with Wurst again, and running a river of rudesheimer!

  • It was a lucky idea of the old lady's, by the way, to think of ordering this rudesheimer, in our character of Dutchmen!

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • I placed two bottles of rudesheimer on the table by his side; he looked at them and said, 'What a pity!

  • Don't you hear the brawling, and nearly the bloodshed, which are going on upstairs about a sour bottle of rudesheimer?

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for rudesheimer


a white Rhine wine: named after the town of Rüdesheim on the Rhine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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