Definition of Pinot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpēnō/ Pronunciation: /pēˈnō/


1Any of several varieties of wine grape, especially the chief varieties Pinot Noir, a black grape, and Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, white grapes.
Example sentences
  • They're using a gamut of grapes, from Grenache and Syrah to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Important grapes grown here are Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Muscat, and Sémillon.
  • The fog-filled Russian River Valley is made up of 11,000 acres devoted heavily to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.
1.1Wine made from Pinot grapes.
Example sentences
  • On the one hand there are stylish Rieslings and Scheurebes with high acidity, and on the other an increasing supply of interesting wines from the Burgunder, or Pinot, family.
  • But the Orogeny, an earthy, Burgundian-style Pinot, answered virtually every dish with aplomb.
  • It features a Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all at about the $20 mark.


French, denoting a type of vine, variant of earlier Pineau, diminutive of pin 'pine' (because of the shape of the grape cluster).

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Syllabification: Pi·not

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