- of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.
- British. Rhine wine.
Origin of Rhenish
Examples from the Web for rhenish
Historical Examples of rhenish
He asked me to dinner, and treated me with superb Rhenish wine.Lavengro
He drinks the best of Rhenish wine,— I would the Pope's gay lot were mine.The Book of Humorous Verse
A flask of good Rhenish will soften and assuage thy humours.
The letter bore the postmark of a city in the Rhenish Palatinate.The Goose Man
Valet—It is Rhenish wine which his lordship is accustomed to drink.Jeppe on the Hill
- of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate
- another word for hock 2
Word Origin and History for 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).