- a dry red wine, esp. red Bordeaux
- purplish redalso claret red
Origin: ME < OFr (vin) claret, clear (wine); dim. of cler, clear
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- a. A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France.b. A similar wine made elsewhere.
- A dark or grayish purplish red to dark purplish pink.
Origin: Middle English, light-colored wine, from Old French (vin) claret, diminutive of clair, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear.