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Lachryma Christi

or Lac·ri·ma Chris·ti

[ lak-ruh-muh kris-tee ]

noun

  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.


lachryma Christi

/ ˈlækrəmə ˈkrɪstɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lachryma Christi1

First recorded in 1605–15, Lachryma Christi is from Latin lachryma Christī literally, “tear of Christ”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lachryma Christi1

C17: from Latin: Christ's tear

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Example Sentences

I thought they would rest at the Hermitage, drink some Lachryma Christi, and go back.

There is a species of wine made of the grapes of Vesuvius, called 'Lachryma Christi,' that has a great reputation.

Lachryma Christi, a sweet wine of a red or amber colour, produced from grapes grown on Mount Vesuvius.

The ascent is easy at first between walls and the vineyards which produce the celebrated Lachryma Christi.

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