Definition of claret wine
: a variable color averaging a dark red that is yellower and slightly duller than average wine, yellower and duller than cranberry, and yellower and less strong than average garnet
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of claret wine
partial translation of Middle French vin claret
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up claret wine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).