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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations
claretevino clarete

claret

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

[ˈklærət] nbordeaux m (rouge)
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claret

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

[ˈklærət] nchiaretto (originario della regione di Bordeaux)
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References in classic literature ?
He took up what Horace had left of the bottle of claret, and poured it into a glass.
Observing all this in the first comprehensive glance with which a stranger surveys a place that is new to him, Nicholas sat himself down in the box next to the noisy party, with his back towards them, and postponing his order for a pint of claret until such time as the waiter and one of the elderly gentlemen should have settled a disputed question relative to the price of an item in the bill of fare, took up a newspaper and began to read.
'Done,' says I; and egad, sir--this claret's very good.
"I am quite sure," Miss Harrison said, "that claret from the local grocer is not what you are accustomed to--"
(at my own particular request, mind, and because it vexed me to see anybody but myself in possession of the key of the late Sir John's cellar)--then, I say, I fetched up some of our famous Latour claret, and set it in the warm summer air to take off the chill before dinner.
Some wine merchants drop a few grains into claret, to flavor it.
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.
(Captain Swosser's claret to your mistress, James!) My love, your health!"
"Mint-julep" roars one of the barmen; "Claret sangaree!" shouts another; "Cocktail!" "Brandy-smash!" "Real mint-julep in the new style!" All these cries intermingled produced a bewildering and deafening hubbub.
I remember, too, when we had discovered and exhausted another topic of consolation in the circumstance of this ladies' cabin adjoining our state-room, and the consequently immense feasibility of sitting there at all times and seasons, and had fallen into a momentary silence, leaning our faces on our hands and looking at the fire, one of our party said, with the solemn air of a man who had made a discovery, 'What a relish mulled claret will have down here!' which appeared to strike us all most forcibly; as though there were something spicy and high-flavoured in cabins, which essentially improved that composition, and rendered it quite incapable of perfection anywhere else.
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.
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.