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

  • adj. Having the color of red wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. containing wine
  • adj. of the colour of red wine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or like, wine or grapes.
  • adj. Of the color of wine, especially of red wine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to wine or grapes.
  • Wine-colored; claret-colored; red, like wine.

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

  • adj. of the color of wine
  • adj. of or relating to wine


From Latin vīnāceus, refuse from wine pressing, from vīnum, wine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin vinaceus, from Latin vinum. (Wiktionary)



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