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white′ wine′


n.
wine having a yellowish to amber color derived esp. from light-colored grapes.
[1250–1300; Middle English; compare French vin blanc]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentationwhite wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially)
Canary wine - a sweet white wine from the Canary Islands
white Burgundy, Chablis - dry white table wine of Chablis, France or a wine resembling it
Montrachet - a white Burgundy wine
Pinot Chardonnay, Chardonnay - dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
Pinot blanc - dry white California table wine made from white Pinot grapes
Sauvignon blanc - a California wine
Moselle - German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhere
Muscadet - dry white wine from the Loire valley in France
hock, Rhenish, Rhine wine - any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
sack - any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
Soave - dry white Italian wine from Verona
Sauterne, Sauternes - semisweet golden-colored table or dessert wine from around Bordeaux in France; similar wine from California
Chenin blanc - made in California and the Loire valley in France
Verdicchio - a dry white Italian wine made from Verdicchio grapes
Vouvray - a dry white French wine (either still or sparkling) made in the Loire valley
Yquem - a sweet white French wine
Translations
valge vein
valkoviini
vin blanc
fehérbor

white wine

nvino bianco

white

(wait) adjective
1. of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. The bride wore a white dress.
2. having light-coloured skin, through being of European etc descent. the first white man to explore Africa.
3. abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc. He went white with shock.
4. with milk in it. A white coffee, please.
noun
1. the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. White and black are opposites.
2. a white-skinned person. racial trouble between blacks and whites.
3. (also ˈegg-white) the clear fluid in an egg, surrounding the yolk. This recipe tells you to separate the yolks from the whites.
4. (of an eye) the white part surrounding the pupil and iris. The whites of her eyes are bloodshot.
ˈwhiten verb
to make or become white or whiter. She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
ˈwhiteness noun
ˈwhitening noun
a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
ˈwhitish adjective
fairly white; close to white.
ˌwhite-ˈcollar adjective
(of workers, jobs etc) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant
a useless, unwanted possession.
white horse noun
(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
ˌwhite-ˈhot adjective
(of metals) so hot that they have turned white. a white-hot poker.
white lie
a not very serious lie. I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
ˈwhitewash noun
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
verb
to cover with whitewash.
ˈwhitewashed adjective
white winewine
References in classic literature ?
And Planchet, with a laugh more frank than cunning, opened a bottle of white wine.
He then swallowed a glass of white wine and began in these terms: "Planchet, I have an idea.
Then give me a glass of white wine," said the Green Man, without showing the least surprise.
Yes, madam," cries the mistress of the house, "I have some excellent white wine.
Roast partridges, flanked with quails and flanking a larded leveret; boiled fowls; hams, fried and sprinkled with white wine,
It would turn a man's blood to white wine winegar to hear him tell of it, sir," said the landlord.
Besides the salmi, which was made of Lord Steyne's pheasants from his lordship's cottage of Stillbrook, Becky gave her brother-in-law a bottle of white wine, some that Rawdon had brought with him from France, and had picked up for nothing, the little story-teller said; whereas the liquor was, in truth, some White Hermitage from the Marquis of Steyne's famous cellars, which brought fire into the Baronet's pallid cheeks and a glow into his feeble frame.
me, I'll give thee white wine, red wine, claret-wine, sack,
There were also a few bottles of some white wine, quite possible, which we could drink out of Venetian cut-glass goblets.
The young Harrogate was left behind for a moment emptying a glass of white wine and lighting a cigarette, as the beauty retired with the banker, the courier and the poet, distributing peals of silvery satire.
I have oysters and a brace of grouse, with something a little choice in white wines.
HDL ("good") cholesterol levels in creased in the red wine drinkers--but not the white wine drinkers--compared to those who got water.