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Definition of "retsina" [retsina]

  • A Greek white or rosé wine flavored with pine resin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "retsina" in a sentence
  • "Here are largish beachfront hotels, and restaurants serving ubiquitous feta salad or deep-fried calamari drenched in lemon juice, washed down with retsina."
  • "We're told that the Greeks have only themselves to blame: They retire too early, drink too much retsina and often break into dance without warning .... all on borrowed money."
  • "They have already laid aside their other laughter, that of mothers braiding their daughters 'hair, or of the dance steps of the plump-faced girls tumbling to their first retsina at the age of three."