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Liebfraumilch

[ leeb-frou-milk, leep-; German leep-frou-milkh ]
/ ˈlib fraʊˌmɪlk, ˈlip-; German ˈlip fraʊˌmɪlx /
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noun

a white wine produced chiefly in the region of Hesse in Germany.

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Origin of Liebfraumilch

1825–35; <German, after Liebfrauenstift convent of the Virgin, religious establishment in Worms, where the wine was first made; see milk (German Milch)
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Example sentences from the Web for Liebfraumilch

  • She never read me a bedside story, but fortified by Liebfraumilch she would come into my room and talk long into the night.

    Learning to Love a Famous Mother|Evgenia Citkowitz|May 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • I could do no less than open a bottle of "Liebfraumilch" in such a place, but it proved to be a near neighbour to bonny-clabber.

    A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for Liebfraumilch

Liebfraumilch

Liebfrauenmilch (German liːpˈfrauənmɪlç)

/ (ˈliːbfraʊˌmɪlk, German ˈliːpfraumɪlç) /

noun

a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards

Word Origin for Liebfraumilch

German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made
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