[ van nawr-dee-ner ]
/ vɛ̃ nɔr diˈnɛr /
noun, plural vins or·di·naires [van zawr-dee-ner]. /vɛ̃ zɔr diˈnɛr/. French.
inexpensive table wine, usually of unspecified origin.
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Origin of vin ordinaire
Literally, “ordinary wine”
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British Dictionary definitions for vin ordinaire
/ French (vɛ̃n ɔrdinɛr) /
noun plural vins ordinaires (vɛ̃z ɔrdinɛr)
cheap table wine, esp French
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