Varietal meaning

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Of, indicating, or characterizing a variety, especially a biological variety.
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A wine made principally from one variety of grape and carrying the name of that grape.
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Of, connected with, or characterizing a variety.
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Constituting a distinct variety; specif., designating a wine that bears the name of the variety of grape from which it is made.
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A varietal wine.
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Of, indicating, or characterizing a variety, especially a biological variety.
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(biology) Pertaining to a distinct variety of organism.
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Made from a single specific variety (especially of grapes in wine).
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A wine made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of grape, which carries the name of that grape.

The varietal Merlot has rich red color and a robust fruity taste. Cabernet Sauvignon is a varietal that descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

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By extension, a coffee made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of coffee bean.
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Origin of varietal

  • From variety

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From variety + -al.

    From Wiktionary