Definition of claret in English:

claret

Syllabification: clar·et
Pronunciation: /ˈklerət
 
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noun

1A red wine from Bordeaux, or wine of a similar character made elsewhere.
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  • His cellar in Glasgow is still filled with clarets, Champagnes, white Burgundies and Gaja Barbarescos, most of them bought in London.
  • One wine writer of the old school refused to partner his great vintage clarets with smelly French cheeses, believing the pair to clash horribly.
  • True to form, the finished 2003 wines delivered record-breaking levels of tannin, sugar and alcohol; many châteaux have made clarets weighing in at 15 per cent-plus alcohol, as in Australia and California.
1.1A deep purplish-red color.
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  • ‘They can wear rich, jewel-like colours such as claret, emerald or very, very deep creams,’ she advises.
  • Floral tributes - from a single white rose to huge bouquets of mixed blooms - left the memorial covered with a carpet of the club's colours of claret and amber as flowers, shirts and scarves were laid in memory of those who died.
  • Matthew's character Neville and Harry Potter are both in Gryffyndor house whose team colours are claret and amber.

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting a light red or yellowish wine, as distinct from a red or white): from Old French (vin) claret and medieval Latin claratum (vinum) 'clarified (wine)', from Latin clarus 'clear'.

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