Definitions for ticinotɪˈtʃi noʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a canton in S Switzerland. 395,199; 1086 sq. mi. (2813 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Bellinzona.; French and German, Tessin.
an Italian-speaking region of southern Switzerland
An Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland.
The wine region of Ticino started producing wine in the Roman era, but only after 1906, with the introduction of Merlot, did it begin to produce quality wine. Geographically the wine region is located in the south of Switzerland, and includes the canton Ticino and the district of Moesa in the Canton of the Grisons. The terroir varies from acid soil in the northern part to limestone in the southern part. The top quality wines of the region have the appellation del Ticino DOC or ticinese DOC, sometimes linked with a VITI label, and the wines in the medium category use della Svizzera Italiana or nostrano.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the most southerly canton of Switzerland, lies on the Italian frontier; slopes down from the Lepontine Alps in the N. to fertile cultivated plains in the S., which grow olives, vines, figs, &c.; the inhabitants speak Italian, and the canton, from the mildness of its climate and richness of its soil, has been called the "Italian Switzerland," embraces most of Lakes Lugano and Maggiore, and is traversed by the St. Gothard Railway.
a river of Switzerland and North Italy; springs from the S. side of Mount St. Gothard, flows southwards through Lake Maggiore and SE. through North Italy, joining the Po 4 m. below Pavia, after a course of 120 m.
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