claret


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clar·et

 (klăr′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France.
b. A similar wine made elsewhere.
2. A dark or grayish purplish red to dark purplish pink.

[Middle English, light-colored wine, from Old French (vin) claret, diminutive of clair, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear.]

claret

(ˈklærət)
n
1. (Brewing) chiefly Brit a red wine, esp one from the Bordeaux district of France
2. (Colours)
a. a purplish-red colour
b. (as adjective): a claret carpet.
[C14: from Old French (vin) claret clear (wine), from Medieval Latin clārātum, from clārāre to make clear, from Latin clārus clear]

clar•et

(ˈklær ɪt)

n.
1. the dry red table wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France.
2. a similar wine made elsewhere.
3. Also called clar′et red′. a deep purplish red.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French claret, cleret, alter., by suffix substitution, of Old French claré wine mixed with honey and spices < Medieval Latin clarātum= Latin clār(us) clear + -ātus -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claret - a dark purplish-red color
dark red - a red color that reflects little light
2.claret - dry red Bordeaux or Bordeaux-like wine
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
Bordeaux wine, Bordeaux - any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them
Saint Emilion - full-bodied red wine from around the town of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux
Verb1.claret - drink claret; "They were clareting until well past midnight"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
Translations
claretevino clarete

claret

[ˈklærət] N
1. (= wine) → vino m de Burdeos
2. (= colour) → burdeos m

claret

[ˈklærət] nbordeaux m (rouge)

claret

n
(= wine)roter Bordeauxwein
(= colour)Weinrot nt
adjweinrot

claret

[ˈklærət] nchiaretto (originario della regione di Bordeaux)
References in classic literature ?
The claret was warm and the champagne was cold, and under their beneficent influence the threatened unpleasantness melted and vanished with the fumes of the wine.
Some wine merchants drop a few grains into claret, to flavor it.
The admiral filled the large glass with port, filled his own glass with claret, and raised it to his lips.
A bottle of good claret after dinner does a digger in the red coals no harm, otherwise than as it has a tendency to throw him out of work.
To picnic by some lonely stream-side on a few sandwiches, a flask of claret, and a pennyworth of apples; to talk about the books we loved; to exchange our hopes and dreams,--we asked nothing better than this simple fare.
An assault on our pockets, which in more barbarous times would have been made in the brusque form of a pistol-shot, is quite a well-bred and smiling procedure now it has become a request for a loan thrown in as an easy parenthesis between the second and third glasses of claret.
Crawford's being his guest was an excuse for drinking claret every day.
The bloody shirt and handkerchief confirmed the idea suggested by the bullet; for the blood on examination proved to be capital claret, and no more.
He travels for Westhouse & Marbank, the great claret importers of Fenchurch Street.
There is that delicate blossom who can't drink any claret under ninety-four, and who would as soon think of dining off cat's meat as off plain roast mutton.
Give him the papers, conversation, music, mutton, coffee, landscape, fruit in the season, a few sheets of Bristol-board, and a little claret, and he asked no more.
But I made out a jar of whiskey, a shelf of Zeltinger, another of claret, and a short one at the top which presented a little battery of golden-leafed necks and corks.