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[val-poh-li-chel-uh; Italian vahl-paw-lee-chel-lah]
  1. a dry, red table wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy.
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Origin of Valpolicella

First recorded in 1940–45; after Valpolicella, an area of alluvium-filled valleys NW of Verona, where the wine is produced
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  • The work is so far inferior to the ciborium at Valpolicella, that it would seem to be, as Cattaneo remarks, by an earlier hand.

    The Cathedral Builders

    Leader Scott

British Dictionary definitions for valpolicella


  1. a dry red table wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy
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Word Origin

C20: named after a valley where it is produced
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