[fuh-lur-nee-uh n]


(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
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Historical Examples of falernian

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


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

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


    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?


    William Tuckwell