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steen, noun

Forms:
Often with initial capital.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, elliptical for steendruiven, steen stone + druiven grapes.
Note:
Used interchangeably with the word stein by some.
1. In full steen wine: a wine made from steen grapes (see sense 2); cf. stein sense 1. Also attributive. See also Cape wine.
1798 S.H. Wilcocke tr. of J.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. Indies I. 545Next to the genuine constantia, the wines called muscadel, and steen-wine are esteemed the best.
1986, 1988 [see stein sense 1].
2. A common white grape, the French ‘Chenin Blanc’ cultivar; the vine producing this grape; stein sense 2. Also attributive.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 222A pale, light wine, with a sub-acid, grateful flavour, somewhat resembling Hock, may be made from the Steen grape (with a small addition of Green grape).
1988 D. Hughes et al. Complete Bk of S. Afr. Wine 96Chenin Blanc, or Steen. For years this cultivar was known as Steen in South Africa and was believed to be unique to the Cape. In 1965..it was established that the Steen cultivar was identical to the French variety, Chenin Blanc — since then, both names have been recognised.
a wine made from steen grapes (see 2);
A common white grape, the French ‘Chenin Blanc’ cultivar; the vine producing this grape; stein2. Also attributive.

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