- of, resembling, or containing wine.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of wine: a vinous fragrance.
- produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.
- wine red; wine-colored: a vinous hue.
Origin of vinous
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Examples from the Web for vinous
They are vinous, herbaceous, and reminiscent of sourdough yeast starter.
Spontaneous fermentation results in a sour quality with vinous notes.
Despite its reputation as the vinous equivalent of a beer helmet, box wine is gaining new respect.Five Ways to Drink Bravely
October 25, 2010
Thus, Saint Antoine in this vinous feature of his, until midday.A Tale of Two Cities
It penetrated the vinous fog that beset the brain of Richard, and startled him.Mistress Wilding
The flesh is tender and juicy with a rich, sweet, vinous flavor.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
And so does Tertullian, which liquor pressed from apples, he says, was most strong and vinous.Ebrietatis Encomium
Might not the residue of the distillation of my vinous liquor have the same acidity?The Art of Making Whiskey
- of, relating to, or characteristic of wine
- indulging in or indicative of indulgence in winea vinous complexion
C17: from Latin vīnōsus, from vīnum wine
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Word Origin and History for vinous
1660s, from Latin vinosus, from vinum "wine" (see wine).
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