Lam·​brus·​co lam-ˈbrü-(ˌ)skō How to pronounce Lambrusco (audio) -ˈbru̇- How to pronounce Lambrusco (audio)
: a fruity and fizzy red Italian table wine

Examples of Lambrusco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That plus two glasses of local Lambrusco — a sparkling red wine, this region’s answer to Champagne — necessitated a nap upon my return to my hotel. Sheila Yasmin Marikar Susan Wright, New York Times, 6 Sep. 2023 The balsamic vinegar is made with Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes by artisans in Modena, Italy, and has a fruity flavor with a peppery finish. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2023 Nonguests should still visit the bar and order the Malbec Sour, a refreshing cocktail that might remind you of a strong Lambrusco. Maria Cramer, New York Times, 18 May 2023

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Word History


Italian, from Latin labruscum fruit of the wild grape Vitis labrusca

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lambrusco was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Lambrusco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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