from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unfortified wine considered suitable to be served with a meal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Wine that isn't fortified or sparkling.
  • n. A low-quality wine, suitable for drinking at mealtimes.
  • n. A grape wine containing at most fourteen percent alcohol by volume.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol usually served with a meal


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