hermitage definition

  • noun:
    • The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
    • A monastery or abbey.
    • a spot which you could live-in seclusion; a retreat.
    • the problem or life-style of a hermit.
    • a residence or home in which a hermit resides.
    • a spot of seclusion.
    • a time period of seclusion.
    • The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.
    • A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drôme.
    • The habitation of a hermit or of a business of hermits; a hermit's cell or hut, often in a desert or solitary location; therefore, any secluded habitation.
    • [capitalized] A French wine produced from vineyards on the sides of a hill rising from the river Rhône near Valence, in the department of Drôme: so called from a hermitage which anciently existed there. The red Hermitage is the most celebrated and most abundant; very little of the white Hermitage is made, and still less of the straw-colored or paille. Also Ermitage.
    • In landscape-gardening, a secluded building, arbor, or other function.
    • the abode of a hermit

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