Definition of 'claret'
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Its chief reckons all patients can benefit from a decent glass of burgundy or claret. The Sun (2016)It just seems to depend on whether you wear claret or white with your blue. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Quality claret at a good price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Each is claret red and guaranteed for 10 years. The Sun (2016)In York a conduit ran all day with white wine and claret. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)Or to the man sipping a fine claret in first class on his way to Mustique? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are a proper club with a proper strip; more teams should wear claret and blue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Purple or rich claret seems the colour of the moment, but pattern is also much the rage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you have only a fiver to spend on a good claret, this is the one to go for. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The roast partridge is served up moist, while roast saddle of venison comes velvety soft and the colour of claret. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A highly agreeable lunch was had, the claret was good and the conversation jovial. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nor do I pack a fancy claret or burgundy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The extreme option would be to change the colour seasonally, with a bright yellow in the summer and a deep claret red in the winter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a connoisseur of fine wine (particularly claret) and enjoyed the opera. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a very fine claret, rounded, smooth and deliciously warm. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)George was still drinking claret when she returned to the dining-room, and made no signs of moving. Vanity Fair (1837)Claret and red burgundy would cope equally well, but the former's austerity just gives it the edge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'claret'
British English: claret NOUN
Claret is a type of French red wine.
Definition of claret from the Collins English Dictionary
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