Definition of claret
1 : a red Bordeaux wine; also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
2 : a dark purplish red
Recent Examples of claret from the Web
His name was on the claret jug by the end of the week.
Scott’s new movie has been competing not only with fond, nightmarish memories of his original bloody masterpiece, but with a long parade of other releases that spray the claret like a bunch of drunken Xenomorphs.
Flanking Alan Pardew, the team’s manager, Tevez and Mascherano held up claret-and-blue shirts and smiled for the news media.
My father liked to drink red Burgundy with beef and Yorkshire pudding, and claret with lamb and roast new potatoes.
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Origin and Etymology of claret
Middle English, from Anglo-French (vin) claret clear wine, from claret clear, from cler clear
First Known Use: 1701See Words from the same year
CLARET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of claret for English Language Learners
: a type of red wine made in Bordeaux, France
: a dark purplish-red color
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