varietal

See also: variétal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

variety +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

varietal (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Pertaining to a distinct variety of organism.
  2. Made from a single specific variety (especially of grapes in wine).
  3. (linguistics) Of or relating to a variety of a language.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 2:
      An assessment of a selection of regional, varietal, and slang dictionaries also found that little lexicographical effort has been extended to these terms.

NounEdit

varietal (plural varietals)

  1. A wine made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of grape, which carries the name of that grape.
    The varietal Merlot has rich red color and a robust fruity taste. Cabernet Sauvignon is a varietal that descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
  2. (by extension) A coffee made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of coffee bean.

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

varietal m or f (plural varietais, comparable)

  1. varietal

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

varietal m (plural varietales)

  1. varietal

AdjectiveEdit

varietal (plural varietales)

  1. varietal