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Her"mit*age (?; 48), n. [OE. hermitage, ermitage, F. hermitage, ermitage. See Hermit.]

1.

The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.

<-- (Capitalized) The name given by Catherine II to a part of the Czars' Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, now an art museum with a very large collection of old master paintings -->

Some forlorn and naked hermitage, Remote from all the pleasures of the world. Shak.

2. [F. Vin de l'Hermitage.]

A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drome.

 

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