Vinho-verde meaning

vē'nyō vĕr'dā
A light and often sparkling red or white wine from northwest Portugal, usually intended to be consumed within a year of its production.
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Origin of vinho-verde

  • Portuguese verde green, young (because the wine is drunk young) (from Old Portuguese) (from Latin viridis) vinho wine (from Old Portuguese) (from Latin vīnum)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition