Definition of claret :
The name first given in England to the red wines of Medoc, in France, and afterwards extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United States.
wine (part of speech: noun)
- Thence to the Swan, having sent for some burnt claret, and there by and by comes Doll Lane, and she and I sat and drank and talked a great while, among other things about her sister's being brought to bed, and I to be godfather to the girle. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- And if they're thirsty, isn't there claret punch in a milk can? - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
- He took up what Horace had left of the bottle of claret, and poured it into a glass. - "The New Magdalen", Wilkie Collins.