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

  • noun Any of several red or white grapes originating in France and including Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir.
  • noun A red or white wine made from these grapes.

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  • noun any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for Burgundies and champagnes

Etymologies

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

[French, variant of pineau, diminutive of pin, pine tree (from the likeness of the dense, pointed clusters of Pinot grapes to pinecones ), from Latin pīnus; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]

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