cabernet franc

noun, often capitalized C&F cab·er·net franc \ ˌka-bər-ˈnā-ˈfräŋk , -ˈfräⁿ \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of cabernet franc

: a dry red wine often used in blends (as with merlot or cabernet sauvignon)

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Origin and Etymology of cabernet franc

French, literally, pure cabernet


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