- a black grape grown in the Puglia region of Italy, used for making wine
- a strong red wine made from this grape
C21: from Italian, literally: primitive, probably because the grape tends to ripen earlier than other grapes
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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.