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Lachryma Christi

or Lac·ri·ma Chris·ti

[lak-ruh-muh kris-tee]
  1. a table wine produced from grapes grown near Vesuvius, in Italy.
  2. a medium dry, sparkling wine produced in the Piedmont region of Italy.
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Origin of Lachryma Christi

First recorded in 1605–15, Lachryma Christi is from the Latin word lachryma Christī literally, tear of Christ
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British Dictionary definitions for lachryma christi

lachryma Christi

  1. a red or white wine from the bay of Naples in S Italy
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin: Christ's tear
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