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retsina

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Pronunciation: /rɛtˈsiːnə
 
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Definition of retsina in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A Greek white or rosé wine flavoured with resin.
Example sentences
  • A popular Greek wine, retsina, is produced only in Greece and is imported to the United States.
  • Small cups of freshly made Turkish-style coffee are the national drink, as are ouzo - the aniseed-flavoured alcoholic drink - and retsina, the resinated wine, which are kept mostly for the evening and always accompanied by food.
  • Another popular beverage, retsina, is a white wine.

Origin

modern Greek.

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