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

  • A chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. The West Frisian Islands belong to the Netherlands. The East Frisian Islands and most of the North Frisian Islands are part of Germany; the other North Frisians are Danish.


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  • Terroir is a French word which has no English equivalent (and the French like it that way).

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  • Terroir is a French term for the effect the geography of a region -- its temperature, rainfall, soil -- has on a particular crop.

    Beer: Farm-to-glass drinking

  • There just isn't much difference in Terroir from one vineyard to another in Long Island.


  • Terroir is the mark a particular place stamps on the grapes and, ultimately, the wine made from those grapes.

    terroir - French Word-A-Day

  • He has vineyards on all kinds of soil types, but never used the word Terroir in describing his wines (till I asked him to, just for the record).

    TasteCamp 2009: An Interview with Nick Gorevic

  • "There's even a club in Mumbai that wants to be us - it's called Terroir One!"

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • 'Terroir' is an imaginary and all-encompassing tourist resort, populated by people whose real character is disguised through vegetable outfits and masks.


  • "Terroir" is an identifiable word to deft wine drinkers and French speakers, but it should also be familiar to anyone interested in a healthy immune system, strong bones and good energy levels. Latest Headlines

  • The lower range of whites, rosés and reds [pic on left] costs 3,3 Euro a bottle, the "Terroir" range costs 4,8 Euro.

    Wine Tasting, Vineyards, in France

  • Draper told me that he went to Terroir where the server, upon seeing him, said that he looked better than in real life than he does on his tshirt.

    Ridge Monte Bello and Paul Draper's forty years of making it | Dr Vino's wine blog


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