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Dubonnet

[doo-buh-ney, dyoo-]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of sweet, red or white, aromatized wine, used chiefly as an apéritif.
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noun
  1. (lowercase) a deep purple-red color.
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adjective
  1. (lowercase) of the color dubonnet.
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  • Her father listened to her, sipping his Dubonnet with an air of intense satisfaction.

    Rough-Hewn

    Dorothy Canfield


British Dictionary definitions for dubonnet

dubonnet

noun
    1. a dark purplish-red colour
    2. (as adjective)a dubonnet coat
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Word Origin

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Dubonnet

noun
  1. trademark a sweet usually red apéritif wine flavoured with quinine and cinchona
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Word Origin and History for dubonnet

Dubonnet

n.

sweet French aperitif, 1913, trademark name, from the name of a family of French wine merchants.

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