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ampelographer

Syllabification: am·pe·log·ra·pher
Pronunciation: /ˌampəˈläɡrəfər
 
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Definition of ampelographer in English:

noun

An expert in the study and classification of cultivated varieties of grape.
Example sentences
  • Galet refutes earlier ampelographers' suggestions of a genealogical link with Pinot Noir.
  • We cannot resort to tasting samples or nursery specimens; all we possess are classical texts written by authors who were not modern, scientifically trained ampelographers.
  • For many years no distinction was made between Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay since the two varieties can look very similar to all but the keenest ampelographers.

Origin

late 19th century: via French from Greek ampelos 'vine' + -grapher.

Derivatives

ampelography

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noun

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