Examples from the Web for claret
Claret for boys, port for men, and brandy for heroes, according to Dr. Johnson, and Hitch went for the heroic.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Claret, now synonymous with fine red Bordeaux, derives from the Latin word for “clear” and “pale-colored.”
Mrs. Buller cooked a braised saddle of veal and delicious it was too served with a rich gravy flavored with claret.
Stimulants are indispensable in distemper, so that bovril, claret, and brandy are required.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
Sharp accepted coolly the cut, because he had claret to heal it, otherwise he would have assuredly knocked down Mr Samuel Thriven.
Whitewash, a glass of sherry as a finale, after drinking port and claret.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
I have heard how some have been pacified with claret and a supper, and others laid asleep by the soft notes of flattery.
Immediately after supper Constance and her cousin retired, and left him to enjoy a bottle of claret with the priest.The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45|William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for claret
- a purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a claret carpet
Word Origin for claret
Word Origin and History for claret
mid-15c., "light-colored wine," from Old French (vin) claret "clear (wine), light-colored red wine" (also "sweetened wine," a sense in English from late 14c.), from Latin clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Narrowed English meaning "red wine of Bordeaux" (excluding burgundy) first attested 1700. Used in pugilistic slang for "blood" from c.1600.