from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, indicating, or characterizing a variety, especially a biological variety.
- n. A wine made principally from one variety of grape and carrying the name of that grape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a distinct variety of organism.
- adj. Made from a single specific variety (especially of grapes in wine).
- n. A wine made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of grape, which carries the name of that grape.
- n. By extension, a coffee made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of coffee bean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a variety; characterizing a variety; constituting a variety, in distinction from an individual or species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In petrography, in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks (see rock), having the character of or producing a variety of a mode.
- In biology, having the character of a zoölogical or botanical variety; subspecific, or of the character of a subspecies; racial, with reference to geographical variation; of or pertaining to varieties: variational: as, varietal characters; varietal differences or distinctions. See variability, 2. variation, 8, and variety, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
From variety.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From variety + -al. (Wiktionary)