Pinot Noir

or pi·not noir

[ pee-noh nwahr, pee-noh; French pee-noh nwar ]
/ ˈpi noʊ ˈnwɑr, piˈnoʊ; French pi noʊ ˈnwar /


See under Pinot(def 2).


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Origin of Pinot Noir

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for pinot noir (2 of 2)

[ pee-noh ]
/ piˈnoʊ /


any of several varieties of purple or white vinifera grapes yielding a red or white wine, used especially in making burgundies and champagnes.
a red (Pinot Noir) or white (Pinot Blanc) wine made from this grape.

Origin of Pinot

1910–15; < French, equivalent to pine pine cone + -ot noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for pinot noir

Pinot Noir
/ (ˈpiːnəʊ nwɑː) /


a variety of black grape, grown esp for wine-making
any of the red wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Pinot Noir

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012