claret

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noun clar·et \ˈkler-ət, ˈkla-rət\

Definition of claret

  1. 1 :  a red Bordeaux wine; also :  a similar wine produced elsewhere

  2. 2 :  a dark purplish red

claret

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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: 1701


CLARET Defined for English Language Learners

claret

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noun clar·et \ˈkler-ət, ˈkla-rət\

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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