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

  • n. A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France.
  • n. A similar wine made elsewhere.
  • n. A dark or grayish purplish red to dark purplish pink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, or a similar wine made elsewhere.
  • n. A deep purplish-red colour, like that of the wine.
  • adj. Of a deep purplish-red colour, like that of claret.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The name first given in England to the red wines of Médoc, in France, and afterwards extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clear; clearish: applied to wine.
  • Having the color of claret wine.
  • n. The name given in English to the red wines of France, particularly to those of Bordeaux, but excluding Burgundy wines. In France the name clairet is given only to thin or poor wines of a light-red color.
  • n. Any similar red wine, wherever made: as, California claret.
  • n. Blood.

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

  • n. dry red Bordeaux or Bordeaux-like wine
  • n. a dark purplish-red color
  • v. drink claret

Etymologies

Middle English, light-colored wine, from Old French (vin) claret, diminutive of clair, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Middle French claret. (Wiktionary)

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