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 (vī-nā′shəs, vĭ-)
Having the color of red wine.

[From Latin vīnāceus, refuse from wine pressing, from vīnum, wine.]


1. (Brewing) of, relating to, or containing wine
2. (Colours) having a colour suggestive of red wine
[C17: from Late Latin vīnāceus, from Latin vīnum wine]


(vaɪˈneɪ ʃəs)

1. of or resembling wine or grapes.
2. of the color of red wine.
[1680–90; < Latin vīnāceus. See vine, -aceous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vinaceous - of or relating to winevinaceous - of or relating to wine    
2.vinaceous - of the color of winevinaceous - of the color of wine      
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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6 mm, bicarenate, hyaline or hyaline vinaceous, ciliate on the upper half of the margins, 0-2-nerved; palea absent; upper lemma 1-1.