varietal

[ vuh-rahy-i-tl ]
/ vəˈraɪ ɪ tl /

adjective

of, pertaining to, designating, or characteristic of a variety.
constituting a variety.
(in U.S. winemaking) designating a wine made entirely or chiefly from one variety of grape.

noun

a varietal wine named for such a grape (distinguished from generic).

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Origin of varietal

First recorded in 1865–70; variet(y) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM varietal

va·ri·e·tal·ly, adverbin·ter·va·ri·e·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for varietal

varietal
/ (vəˈraɪɪtəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, characteristic of, designating, or forming a variety, esp a biological variety

noun

a wine labelled with the name of the grape from which it is pressed

Derived forms of varietal

varietally, adverb
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