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Of or relating to the Rhine River or the lands bordering on it.

[Ultimately from Latin Rhēnus, the Rhine.]


(ˈrɛnɪʃ; ˈriː-)
(Placename) of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate
(Brewing) another word for hock2


(ˈrɛn ɪʃ)

of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.
[1610–20; < Latin Rhēn(us) Rhine + -ish1; replacing Middle English Rinish, Reynesh, etc., in part < Anglo-French reneis, in part derivative of Rine Rhine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rhenish - any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Riesling - fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
liebfraumilch - a sweetened Rhenish wine (especially one from Hesse in western Germany)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Adj.1.Rhenish - of or relating to the Rhine River and the lands adjacent to it; "Rhenish wines tend to be sweet"


A. ADJrenano
B. Nvino m del Rin


adj region, townrheinisch; Rhenish wineRheinwein m
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
Here he drew rein and called loudly for a pottle of Rhenish wine to be brought him, for stout country ale was too coarse a drink for this young gentleman.
The third prize was to be two tuns of good Rhenish wine.
Then the merry King laughed again, for he dearly loved goodly jest; so he said, amidst his laughter, "I will wager thee ten tuns of Rhenish wine, ten tuns of the stoutest ale, and tenscore bows of tempered Spanish yew, with quivers and arrows to match.
Thou," said he, "hast held thine own against the yeomen with whom thou didst shoot, and so thou hast kept the prize duly thine, to wit, two tuns of good Rhenish wine.
Moreover, if the King's companies keep these prizes, the winning companies shall have, first, two tuns of Rhenish wine; second, two tuns of English beer; and, third, five of the fattest harts that run on Dallom Lea.
But when the Rhenish wine and English beer and harts of Dallom Lea were spoken of, Robin said:
Never at any time have I been able to bear the flunkeyishness which one meets in the Press of the world at large, but more especially in that of Russia, where, almost every evening, journalists write on two subjects in particular namely, on the splendour and luxury of the casinos to be found in the Rhenish towns, and on the heaps of gold which are daily to be seen lying on their tables.
He invariably paid the way for both, and it was through him that Martin learned the refinements of food, drank his first champagne, and made acquaintance with Rhenish wines.
Contract notice: new construction of the historical archive with rhenish picture archive, metal and locksmith work
Even if it is joined by the other conservative countries in the so-called Visegrad bloc--the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and, possibly soon, Austria--such an alliance would still be overshadowed by the EU's potent Rhenish core--the countries, and post-nationalist ideologies, of France, Belgium, and Germany.
Land bridges emerged when the sea level lowered, connecting the islands and allowing the giant vertebrates to migrate from dry land in the Rhenish Massif.