Definition of Riesling

1. Noun. White grape grown in Europe and California.

2. Noun. Fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California.
Generic synonyms: Hock, Rhenish, Rhine Wine

Definition of Riesling

1. Noun. A variety of grape grown especially in Germany and other relatively cool areas. ¹

2. Noun. A white wine made from this grape (often slightly sweet). ¹

3. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Riesling) ¹

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Definition of Riesling

1. a white Rhine wine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Riesling

Rieder cells
Riegel's pulse
Rieger's anomaly
Riehl's melanosis
Riemann space
Riemann spaces
Riemann surface
Riemann zeta-function
Riemann zeta function
Riemannian geometry
Riemannian manifold
Rieske protein
Rift Valley fever
Rig Veda
Riga-Fede disease
Riga fir
Riga firs

Literary usage of Riesling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Vines: Their Adaptation, Culture, Grafting, and Propagation by Pierre Viala, Louis Ravaz (1901)
"... to the attacks of phylloxera, the more limited as the influence of the Riparia is less pronounced (Ironclad, Luty, Missouri riesling, Catawba, Diana). ..."

2. Pamphlets on Enology (1892)
"The variety is easily distinguished from its less noble namesake, the Franken riesling or Syl- vaner, by its lobed and slightly pubescent, furzy leaves; ..."

3. Valuable Cooking Receipts by Thomas Jefferson Murrey (1880)
"The coffee is to be made at table by an expert; and the wines— well, say a bottle of sparkling Hock made from the riesling grape served after the ..."

4. Waiter, There's a Horse in My Wine: A Treasury of Entertainment, Exploration by Jennifer "Chotzi" Rosen (2005)
"... German riesling Hooray, hoorah, it's asparagus season in Germany! How (and more to the point, why) they manage to transform what should be a thin, ..."

5. The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of Western Australia by A. Despeissis, Western Australia Dept. of Agriculture (1903)
"riesling. — A choice white grape of which Hock is made on the Rhine and in Moselle. Season, fairly early (2nd period). Merits, one of the best varieties for ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"(Bronner, Weinbau in Süd Deutschland, Dritte Heft, p. 113.) The grape cultivated in both places is the little riesling (Der Kleine riesling of some, ..."

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