[ree-oh-hah; Spanish ree-aw-hah]


a table wine, especially a dry red wine, from the Rioja region of northern Spain.

La Rioja

[lah ryaw-hah]


a city in W Argentina. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a red or white wine, with a distinctive vanilla bouquet and flavour, produced around the Ebro river in central N Spain

Word Origin for rioja

C20: from La Rioja, the area where it is produced
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