zinfandel

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noun, often capitalized zin·fan·del \ˈzin-fən-ˌdel\

Definition of zinfandel

  1. :  a dry red table wine made from a small black grape that is grown chiefly in California; also :  the grape

Origin and Etymology of zinfandel

probably modification of obsolete Hungarian tzinifándli, czirifandli, a white wine grape (misapplied to a grape variety of Dalmatian origin), from German Zierfandler


First Known Use: 1858

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