from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Rhine River or the lands bordering on it.
  • n. See Rhine wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. From, residing or located by, or pertaining to the Rhine.
  • n. wine from the area around the Rhine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the river Rhine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Rhine, a river of Europe which rises in Switzerland, traverses Germany and the Netherlands, and empties into the North Sea.
  • n. Rhine or Rhenish wine. See wine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Rhine River and the lands adjacent to it
  • n. any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)


Ultimately from Latin Rhēnus, the Rhine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Rhine +‎ -ish (with the first element taking a Latinate form; see Rhenus) (Wiktionary)


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  • Goeschen took the Thalia (dropping the 'Rhenish'),

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • Göschen took the _Thalia_ (dropping the 'Rhenish'), Schiller paid his more pressing debts, and early in April was on his way to Leipzig, panting for the new friends as the hart panteth after the water-brooks.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • "Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (" Rhenish "), Op. 97 [Lebhaft]"

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  • American free enterprise works, and so does Swedish social democracy, the interventionist "Rhenish" model works, and so does the quite different Japanese version.

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