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sangría

or san·gri·a

[sang-gree-uh; Spanish sahng-gree-ah]
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noun
  1. an iced drink, typically made with red wine, sugar, fruit juice, soda water, and spices, and containing fruit slices.

Origin of sangría

1960–65; < Spanish: drink of a bloodlike color, equivalent to sangr(e) blood (see sanguine) + -ía noun suffix
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sangria

noun
  1. a Spanish drink of red wine, sugar, spices, fruit, and soda water or lemonade, sometimes laced with rum or brandy

Word Origin

Spanish: a bleeding; see sangaree
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Word Origin and History for sangria

n.

cold drink made from sweetened and diluted red wine, 1954, from Spanish, literally "bleeding," from sangre "blood," from Vulgar Latin sanguem, from Latin sanguis (see sanguinary). The drink so named for its color. Earlier as sangre (1736).

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