merlot

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noun, often capitalized mer·lot \mer-ˈlō, mər-\

Definition of merlot

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

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Origin and Etymology of merlot

French

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