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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or made with wine.
  • adj. Affected or caused by the consumption of wine.
  • adj. Having the color of wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of wine.
  • adj. Tending to drink wine excessively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to wine; having the qualities of wine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities of wine: as, a vinous flavor; pertaining to wine or its manufacture.
  • In zoology, wine-colored; vinaceous.
  • Caused by wine.

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

  • adj. of or relating to wine


Latin vīnōsus, from vīnum, wine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vinosus, from vīnum ("wine"). (Wiktionary)



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