zinfandel

noun, often capitalized zin·fan·del \ ˈzin-fən-ˌdel \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of zinfandel

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

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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


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