Rhenish

[ren-ish]
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adjective

of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.

noun

British. Rhine wine.

Origin of Rhenish

1325–75; < Latin Rhēn(us) Rhine + -ish1; replacing Middle English Rhinisch < Old High German
Related formstrans-Rhen·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhenish

Rhenish

adjective

of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate

noun

another word for hock 2
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Word Origin and History for rhenish

Rhenish

"of or belonging to the Rhine" (especially of wine), late 14c., from Anglo-French reneis (13c.), from Medieval Latin Rhenensis, from Rhenus (see Rhine).

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