Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of grape originally grown in the Bordeaux region of France that is used to make red wine.
  • noun A dry red wine made from this grape.

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  • noun A dry red wine of a certain French type.

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  • noun black wine grape originally from the region of Bordeaux
  • noun dry red wine made from a grape grown widely in Bordeaux and California

Etymologies

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

[French, young blackbird, Merlot, diminutive of merle, blackbird (probably from the color of the grape), from Old French; see merle.]

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