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vinous

[ vahy-nuhs ]

adjective

  1. of, resembling, or containing wine.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of wine:

    a vinous fragrance.

  3. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.
  4. wine red; wine-colored:

    a vinous hue.



vinous

/ ˈvaɪnəs /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of wine
  2. indulging in or indicative of indulgence in wine

    a vinous complexion



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Other Words From

  • non·vinous adjective
  • un·vinous adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinous1

1655–65; < Latin vīnōsus, equivalent to vīn ( um ) wine + -ōsus -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinous1

C17: from Latin vīnōsus, from vīnum wine
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Example Sentences

We wine nerds may be skeptical of your vinous abilities, but we love being surprised.

They are vinous, herbaceous, and reminiscent of sourdough yeast starter.

Spontaneous fermentation results in a sour quality with vinous notes.

Despite its reputation as the vinous equivalent of a beer helmet, box wine is gaining new respect.

So, being also a little under vinous influence, he stammered out something, and then fairly blubbered for joy.

Not in the wildest days of Eastcheap revelry did it resound in any one key of vinous harmony.

Herr Paul, with a somewhat vinous glare, still muttered, "But your duty to the family!"

These latter were intended to weaken, alter, or evacuate, and he198 was especially partial to the use of vinous remedies.

It is obtained from vegetable substances by their going through the vinous fermentation.

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