/ (ˌprɪmɪˈtiːvəʊ) /

noun plural -vos

a black grape grown in the Puglia region of Italy, used for making wine
a strong red wine made from this grape

Word Origin for Primitivo

C21: from Italian, literally: primitive, probably because the grape tends to ripen earlier than other grapes
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Examples from the Web for primitivo

  • Cousin Primitivo was right: the righteous suffer for the sinners.

  • Cousin Primitivo himself, with all the wisdom of the ancients, could not draw him out of his mutism.

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