Zinfandel definition

zĭnfən-dĕl
A variety of red grape grown extensively in California.
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A dry red wine made from this grape.
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A dry red wine made chiefly in California.
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The dark grape from which it is made.
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A dry red wine of California.
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A small black grape from which zinfandel wine is made.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zinfandel
Plural:
zinfandels

Origin of zinfandel

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Unknown origin; wine sense used from 1896, grape sense from 1880.

    From Wiktionary