clar·​et | \ ˈkler-ət How to pronounce claret (audio) , ˈkla-rət\

Definition of claret

1 : a red Bordeaux wine also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
2 : a dark purplish red

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Meanwhile, a muted color palette of rust, green, and claret provides a sophisticated approach to vacation dressing. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Best New Swimwear of Summer 2019," 21 Mar. 2019 This season's away shirt was more of a claret colour, a theme City has used in the past., "PICTURE: Manchester City's 2018/19 Away Kit Reportedly Leaked Online," 14 Apr. 2018 But, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Pastore has no intentions of playing in claret and blue next season., "West Ham Reportedly Set to Miss Out on Transfer Target After Failing to Entice Him to East London," 21 June 2018 Irons' supporters may get their first glimpse of Hugill in a claret jersey this weekend, with the Premier League clash away at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday., "West Ham Failed to Sign Russian Striker Smolov Before £8m Capture of Jordan Hugill," 1 Feb. 2018 Robert Foley Vineyards vertical tasting of 12 vintages of claret: Oxbow 7, 1121 Walker. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle, "Upcoming Houston wine events," 1 Jan. 2018 The young American rallied to put together a remarkable final few holes, carding three birdies and one eagle in the process, to snaffle the claret jug for the first time. CNN, "2017 in golf: Sergio wins, Tiger returns and Thomas arrives," 26 Dec. 2017 The Argentine adorns a number of staples to his head after what appeared to be a sizeable amount of claret on show., "PHOTO: Marcos Rojo Reveals Gruesome Injury That Forced Defender Off in Manchester Derby," 14 Dec. 2017 In the past two games, the claret and blues have shown a level of passion and desire which has been lacking in recent years., "Aston Villa October Review: Villains Move Up the Table But Lose Ground on Leaders," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of claret

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for claret

Middle English, from Anglo-French (vin) claret clear wine, from claret clear, from cler clear

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The first known use of claret was in 1701

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English Language Learners Definition of claret

: a type of red wine made in Bordeaux, France
: a dark purplish-red color

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