Gewurztraminer definition

gə-vo͝ortstrə-mēnər, -wûrts-
A variety of grape used to make white wine.
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A dry, fruity white wine with a spicy flavor and bouquet, produced orig. in Alsace and N Italy.
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The pinkish grape from which it is made.
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A full-bodied white wine with a spicy bouquet, made from this grape and produced in the Alsace region of France.
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A similar wine produced elsewhere.
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(uncountable) An aromatic white wine grape variety that performs best in cooler climates.
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(countable) A wine made from this grape.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gewurztraminer
Plural:
gewrztraminers

Origin of gewurztraminer

  • German Gewürz spice (from Middle High German gewirz) (collective of wurz plant, root) (from Old High German wrād- in Indo-European roots) Traminer grape variety (from Tramin , wine-growing district of the southern Tyrol)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from German Gewürztraminer, from Gewürz (“spice”) + Traminer.

    From Wiktionary