Definition of retsina in English:


Syllabification: ret·si·na
Pronunciation: /retˈsēnə


  • A Greek white or rosé wine flavored with resin.
    More 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.


modern Greek.

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