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[wahyn-kuhl-erd] /ˈwaɪnˌkʌl ərd/
of the color of wine; dark red.
Origin of wine-colored
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for wine-colored
Historical Examples
  • It has large, pointed leaves, and the new growth is wine-colored.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands Gerrit Parmile Wilder
  • Skin intermediate in thickness, tough with wine-colored pigment.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A wine-colored mark streaked with red was spreading over my cheek.

    Woman Magdeleine Marx
  • Waiters were serving refreshments, and a purple tea was poured into the wine-colored cups.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Though the flowers are small, the contrast between their vivid coloring and the purple or wine-colored bracts is very effective.

  • This morning Clara was tying a wine-colored ribbon about her throat when Johanna appeared with her coffee.

  • The spots and flickers of wine-colored light vanished from the boughs.

  • Aurora, in a wine-colored cloth bordered with bands of black fox, tendered a basket heaped with fruit.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
  • The largest structure was the smooth carton nest of a wasp, a beautiful species, pale yellowish-red with wine-colored wings.

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe
  • She wore a wine-colored skirt, if I remember, a violet jacket braided with black, and a silk neckerchief of dull purple-pink silk.

    Spanish Vistas George Parsons Lathrop

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