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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)
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My aunt's claret shall represent my aunt for the present," he said, smiling, as he turned toward her once more.
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.
Being an invalid, Joseph Sedley contented himself with a bottle of claret besides his Madeira at dinner, and he managed a couple of plates full of strawberries and cream, and twenty-four little rout cakes that were lying neglected in a plate near him, and certainly
I am quite sure," Miss Harrison said, "that claret from the local grocer is not what you are accustomed to--"
Concluding to set myself in the warm summer air next-- seeing that what is good for old claret is equally good for old age-- I took up my beehive chair to go out into the back court, when I was stopped by hearing a sound like the soft beating of a drum, on the terrace in front of my lady's residence.
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.
This is an occasion, and ON an occasion I produce some very special claret I happen to have.
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
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.
Then, too, there was a meaty fisherman's stew, delicious with garlic, and crusty Italian bread without butter, and all washed down with pint mugs of thick and heady claret.
These family anxieties don't improve the flavor of my old claret.