Lachryma Christi

or Lac·ri·ma Chris·ti

[ lak-ruh-muh kris-tee ]
/ ˈlæk rə mə ˈkrɪs ti /


a table wine produced from grapes grown near Vesuvius, in Italy.
a medium dry, sparkling wine produced in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Origin of Lachryma Christi

First recorded in 1605–15, Lachryma Christi is from the Latin word lachryma Christī literally, tear of Christ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lachryma christi

lachryma Christi

/ (ˈlækrəmə ˈkrɪstɪ) /


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

Word Origin for lachryma Christi

C17: from Latin: Christ's tear
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