[leeb-frou-milk, leep-; German leep-frou-milkh]
- a white wine produced chiefly in the region of Hesse in Germany.
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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Examples 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
May 8, 2010
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
Liebfrauenmilch (German liːpˈfrauənmɪlç)
- a white table wine from the Rhine vineyards
German: from Liebfrau the Virgin Mary + Milch milk; after Liebfrauenstift convent in Worms where the wine was originally made
Word Origin and History for liebfraumilch
German white wine, 1833, from German, literally "milk of Our Lady."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper