Grenache

[gruh-nahsh]
noun
  1. a variety of grape used in winemaking, especially for table wines in the Rhône Valley of France and for a type of rosé in California.

Origin of Grenache

< French grenache < Catalan garnatxa, granatxa, Medieval Catalan vernatxa < Italian vernaccia, after Vernazza, a commune of the Cinque Terre, a wine-growing region of Liguria
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Historical Examples of grenache

  • For, first there was served to each guest, on being seated, a quarter of a pint of grenache.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest

    Annie Nathan Meyer


British Dictionary definitions for grenache

Grenache

noun (sometimes not capital)
  1. a black grape originally grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France and now in other wine-producing areas
  2. any of various red wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Grenache

French
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