lachryma Christi


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lachryma Christi

(ˈlækrəmə ˈkrɪstɪ)
n
(Brewing) a red or white wine from the bay of Naples in S Italy
[C17: from Latin: Christ's tear]
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He was so tired from the day that he fell asleep right in the child's chair pushed up to the table in the restaurant, and they would sit for a long time, drinking "Lachryma Christi" wine from the slopes of Vesuvius, listening to the snuffling of the sleeping child, and the plashing of the waves.
The Italian staples (Valpolicella, Pinot Grigio, Lachryma Christi, Barolo etc) are listed first, with prices averaging over the pounds 20 mark.