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1. Of, relating to, or made with wine.
2. Affected or caused by the consumption of wine.
3. Having the color of wine.

[Latin vīnōsus, from vīnum, wine.]

vi′nous·ly adv.
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1. (Brewing) of, relating to, or characteristic of wine
2. (Brewing) indulging in or indicative of indulgence in wine: a vinous complexion.
[C17: from Latin vīnōsus, from vīnum wine]
ˈvinously adv
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(ˈvaɪ nəs)

1. of, resembling, or containing wine.
2. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.
3. wine-red; wine-colored.
[1655–65; < Latin vīnōsus=vīn(um) wine + -ōsus -ous]
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Adj.1.vinous - of or relating to winevinous - of or relating to wine    
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[ˈvaɪnəs] ADJvinoso
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