Definition of steen in English:

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Pronunciation: /stɪən/
Pronunciation: /stiːn/

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(also stein)


[mass noun]
1A variety of white grape grown in South Africa.
Example sentences
  • It needed to concentrate on more popular white varietals such as Chardonnay and, especially, Sauvignon Blanc rather than the insipid steen (Chenin Blanc).
1.1The wine made from the steen grape.
1.2 (stein) A blended semi-sweet white wine, typically containing steen grapes.


South African Dutch, elliptically from steendruiven, literally 'stone grapes'.

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