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2005-09-15 07:32:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States have reached the first phase of an agreement on the wine trade that will help protect some of the most famous European names like champagne, chianti, madeira and sherry. Under the agreement, the use of the names by producers in the United States -- where they are currently considered semi-generic -- will be limited, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. Furthermore, U.S. authorities will exempt EU...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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