noun, often capitalized
mer·​lot | \ mer-ˈlō How to pronounce merlot (audio) , mər- \

Definition of merlot

: a dry red wine made from a widely grown grape originally used in the Bordeaux region of France for blending also : the grape itself

Examples of merlot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winery also offer a more traditional selection, including sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and merlot. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 23 May 2022 Name recognition of some of the most popular regional grapes goes without saying, a good cabernet sauvignon, merlot or cabernet franc are welcome at any dinner party. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 5 May 2022 That extra glass of merlot was driven in part by people's attempts to cope with unprecedented circumstances, Anusha Chandrakanthan, a psychiatrist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, told ABC News. Byeli Cahan, ABC News, 10 May 2022 After hours of tasting the best wines that the state has to offer, the 20 qualified judges granted a bottle of merlot from a brand-new winery the Governor's Cup. Amanda Luberto, The Arizona Republic, 9 May 2022 Molin contracted with Arizona Stronghold to buy merlot grapes from its Bonita Springs vineyard in Willcox. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, 24 Mar. 2022 Bouman bought him out and released the cabernet sauvignon-merlot blend as the first wine under his Vino Tintoque label. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 15 Feb. 2022 This Equinox Red is a blend of petite sirah and merlot, with a splash of zinfandel, sourced from Paso Robles, Mendocino and Lake County. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 Available in black, chocolate brown and merlot, this stylish pair features anti-glare and scratch-resistant lenses and spring hinges for all-day comfort. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of merlot

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for merlot


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24 Jun 2022

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“Merlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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