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[leeb-frou-milk, leep-; German leep-frou-milkh]
  1. 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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  • 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


Liebfrauenmilch (German liːpˈfrauənmɪlç)

  1. a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards
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Word Origin

German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made
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Word Origin and History for liebfraumilch



German white wine, 1833, from German, literally "milk of Our Lady."

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