Of or relating to Lake Mareotis; (especially of vines) produced or grown on the land next to Lake Mareotis.
Wine produced near Lake Mareotis.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Dryden (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic. As adjective from classical Latin Mareōticus from the name of Lake Mareōtis (Hellenistic Greek Μαρεῶτις), adjacent to the city of Alexandria in Egypt + -icus. As noun from classical Latin Mareōticum, short for Mareōticum vīnum Mareotic wine.