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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Definitions for vinous

  1. of, resembling, or containing wine.
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of wine: a vinous fragrance.
  3. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.

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Citations for vinous
“Come, come,” said James, putting his hand to his nose and winking at his cousin with a pair of vinous eyes… William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848
They use too much of it, and do not mix it up a sufficient number of times in order to overcome the acidity, and thereby change the acetous fermentation into the vinous state… John Cochrane, The Seaman's Guide: Shewing How to Live Comfortably at Sea, 1797
Origin of vinous
1655-1665
Vinous entered English in the mid-1600s from the Latin vīnōsus.