Gewürztraminer

[guh-voo rts-truh-mee-ner; German guh-vyrts-trah-mee-nuhr]
noun
  1. a type of white grape used in winemaking.
  2. a dry white table wine of Germany, the Alsace region of France, and northern California.

Origin of Gewürztraminer

< German, equivalent to Gewürz spice, seasoning (derivative of Würze spice; see wort1) + Traminer a wine and grape variety of the South Tirol, after Tramin a wine-growing district there; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer

noun
  1. a white grape grown in Alsace, Germany, and elsewhere, used for making wine
  2. any of various fragrant white wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Gewürztraminer

German, from Gewürz spice, seasoning + Traminer a variety of grape first grown in the Tramin area of the South Tyrol
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