Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. fond of drinking wine, especially to excess

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to wine; drunken; intemperate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of wine.
  • Intoxicated.

Etymologies

From Latin vinolentus, from vinum ‘wine’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to World Wide Words from whence I got this word, Chaucer uses it in Canterbury Tales: “In woman vinolent is no defence, This knowen lecchours by experience.”

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