Definition of claret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈklærət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklærət//
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a dry red wine, especially from the Bordeaux area of France. There are several types of claret.
  2. 2 [uncountable] a dark red colour
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (originally denoting a light red or yellowish wine, as distinct from a red or white): from Old French (vin) claret and medieval Latin claratum (vinum) ‘clarified (wine)’, from Latin clarus ‘clear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: claret