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From Middle English, from Middle French claret,[1] from Medieval Latin claratum vinum, from Latin clarus.

Compare tent ‎(Spanish red wine), also from color

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claret ‎(countable and uncountable, plural clarets)

  1. (chiefly Britain) A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, or a similar wine made elsewhere.
  2. A deep purplish-red colour, like that of the wine.
    claret colour:    
  3. (colloquial) blood[3]. Often used in a sporting context eg 'He spilt some claret'.[4]

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claret ‎(comparative more claret, superlative most claret)

  1. Of a deep purplish-red colour, like that of claret.
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
      Dhondt drives a claret 1927 Bugatti Royale Type 41, a real spanker, Sixsmith.

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  1. ^ claret” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ claret” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ http://thesaurus.com/browse/claret
  4. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-02-14/phil-waugh-spills-some-claret/306330

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