from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of grape originating in Italy and used to make red wine, especially Chianti.
- n. A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.
Italian, ultimately from Latin sanguis Iovis, blood of Jove : sanguis, blood + Iovis, genitive of Iūpiter, Jupiter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)