of the color of wine; dark red.

Origin of wine-colored

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wine-colored

Historical Examples of wine-colored

  • It has large, pointed leaves, and the new growth is wine-colored.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands

    Gerrit Parmile Wilder

  • Skin intermediate in thickness, tough with wine-colored pigment.

  • A wine-colored mark streaked with red was spreading over my cheek.


    Magdeleine Marx

  • Waiters were serving refreshments, and a purple tea was poured into the wine-colored cups.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

  • Though the flowers are small, the contrast between their vivid coloring and the purple or wine-colored bracts is very effective.