[ roo-duhs-hahy-mer; German ry-duhs-hahy-muhr ]

  1. any of the Rheingau wines from the vineyards near Rüdesheim, a town on the Rhine River in W Germany.

Origin of Rüdesheimer

Borrowed into English from German around 1790–1800

Words Nearby Rüdesheimer

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How to use Rüdesheimer in a sentence

  • It was a lucky idea of the old lady's, by the way, to think of ordering this Rudesheimer, in our character of Dutchmen!

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Then to bed, each and all with more or less Rudesheimer or Hochheimer stowed away.

  • I placed two bottles of Rudesheimer on the table by his side; he looked at them and said, 'What a pity!

  • I'd rather see that, now, than old Groschen 's supper-table groaning with Wurst again, and running a river of Rudesheimer!

  • Neither was his speech or gait at all affected by the bottle of Rudesheimer (and he managed to get away with it all).

    Fiddles | F. Hopkinson Smith

British Dictionary definitions for Rudesheimer


/ (ˈruːdəsˌhaɪmə) /

  1. a white Rhine wine: named after the town of Rüdesheim on the Rhine

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