the red table wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France: originally it was light red or yellowish.
a similar wine made elsewhere.
Also called claret red . a deep purplish red.
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How to use claret in a sentence
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 | THE 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.
And so the battle opens, and for many mortal hours, amid rounds of claret, rages over and over again.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches | William Makepeace Thackeray
It annoys me dreadfully: and yet if I take a glass of claret, I have a headache the next day!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The dinner was well dressed, and the Madeira and claret (the only wines produced), of the best quality.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
He was far from a great eater, and I never noticed him drink anything at dinner but claret, which is not an intoxicating beverage.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh | George W. Foote
But he was pleased, nevertheless; and presently he asked me, not unamiably, to punish his claret again.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for claret
mainly British a red wine, esp one from the Bordeaux district of France
a purplish-red colour
(as adjective): a claret carpet
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