rioja

noun, often capitalized
rio·​ja | \ rē-ˈō-(ˌ)hä How to pronounce rioja (audio) \

Definition of rioja

: a wine from the Rioja region of Spain especially : a dry red wine from this region

First Known Use of rioja

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Rioja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rioja?pronunciation&lang=en_us&file=rioja001.wav. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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