Definition of Arneis
: a dry white wine from the Piedmont region of Italy Arneis is a rich, gloriously fruity, mouth-filling wine that is soft, even unctuous. — Robert M. Parker, Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, 1989; also : the grape from which Arneis wine is made Arneis, an ancient white grape of Italy’s Piedmont, had almost disappeared 25 years ago. — Gerald Asher, Gourmet, March 2004
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Origin and Etymology of arneis
borrowed from Italian, borrowed from Upper Italian (Piedmontese), of uncertain origin
First Known Use: 1989See Words from the same year
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