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noun (pl) -vos
a black grape grown in the Puglia region of Italy, used for making wine
a strong red wine made from this grape
Word Origin
C21: from Italian, literally: primitive, probably because the grape tends to ripen earlier than other grapes
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  • Cousin primitivo was right: the righteous suffer for the sinners.

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  • Cousin primitivo himself, with all the wisdom of the ancients, could not draw him out of his mutism.

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