Definition of Verdelho in English:

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Pronunciation: /vərˈdelyo͞o/

noun (plural Verdelhos)

1A white grape originally grown in Madeira, now also in Portugal, Sicily, Australia, and South Africa.
Example sentences
  • In our analyses all the plants showed unique genetic profiles with the exception to the Verdelhos that showed the same genotype.
  • The section between Valhelhas and Verdelhos has sadly been decimated by a recent forest fire.
  • Sercial and Verdelho are the two grapes associated with Madeira's dry style.
1.1A medium Madeira made from the Verdelho grape.
Example sentences
  • The white Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malvasia varieties which are classified as ‘noble’ by the ruling Madeira Wine Institute are in short supply.
  • Most Australian Verdelhos are best consumed within two years of vintage.
  • Margan Verdelho was honoured as the third best Australian Verdelho in the AGT Wine Magazines Top 20 Verdelhos, 2002.


Portuguese, literally 'little green thing;' compare with Verdicchio.

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Syllabification: Ver·de·lho

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