constantia

noun, often capitalized con·stan·tia \kənzˈtanch(ē)ə, kȯnzˈtän(t)sēə, -nˈst-\

Definition of constantia

plural

-s

  1. :  a white or red dessert wine produced on vineyards near Wynberg, a suburb of Cape Town, Union of South Africa

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of constantia

probably from Afrikaans constantia- (in constantiawyn Constantia wine), from Constantia, former estate near Cape Town, Union of South Africa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up constantia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!