Definition of Pinot Grigio in English:

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Pinot Grigio

Pronunciation: /ˌpēnō ˈɡrējō/


1A variety of white wine grape: the wet summer affected harvests of Pinot Grigio
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  • This grape, a noble one with roots in France and Italy (as Pinot Grigio), seems to be the hot wine in restaurants for aperitif consumption.
  • The rich ethnic mix of grape-growers in Ontario is reflected in an unusually broad range of grape varieties, including Pinot Grigio.
  • The Pinot Grigio varietal is enjoying a vogue in California, although it is the standard white wine grape of Italy.
1.1A wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape: she ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio
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  • Fifteen minutes later, the house wine arrived, a nice crisp Pinot Grigio, with the starters following.
  • We drank a wonderful Pinot Grigio, a perfect accompaniment to a dinner in the most romantic of settings.
  • A bottle of Pinot Grigio helped put a pleasant glow on the occasion.


Italian form of Pinot Gris, literally 'grey Pinot' (see Pinot).

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Syllabification: Pi·not Gri·gio

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