vi·​nous | \ ˈvī-nəs How to pronounce vinous (audio) \

Definition of vinous

1 : of, relating to, or made with wine vinous medications
2 : showing the effects of the use of wine
3 : vinaceous

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Other Words from vinous

vinously adverb

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The stark landscape, intense sun and dry heat result in an austere and fiercely mineral wine, whose textural thrust seems to be a vinous version of the vines' stark surroundings. Patrick Comiskey,, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018 Here then are three categories of hot spot — coastal, island and inland — all renowned for the sort of summers that require a thirst-quenching, vinous antidote. Patrick Comiskey,, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018 Zinfandel is the vinous equivalent of rock 'n' roll. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "Sonoma's Bedrock Wine Co. Makes as Good a Zinfandel as You Can Find," 6 Nov. 2015 SOME GRAPES, through no fault of their own, are the perennial plus-one, the second banana, the vinous add-on. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Dolcetto: Italy’s Overshadowed, Underestimated Wine," 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of vinous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vinous

Middle English, from Latin vinosus, from vinum wine

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