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Merlot

[ mur-loh; French mer-loh ]
/ ˈmɜr loʊ; French mɛrˈloʊ /
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noun

a dark-blue grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in areas of Italy, Switzerland, and California.

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Origin of Merlot

<French: literally, young blackbird, derivative of merlemerle1, probably alluding to the color of the grape
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British Dictionary definitions for Merlot

Merlot
/ (ˈmɜːləʊ) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

a black grape grown in France and now throughout the wine-producing world, used, often in a blend, for making wine
any of various wines made from this grape
from French merlot, literally: young blackbird, diminutive of merle merle 1, probably alluding to the colour of the grape
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