- n. 红葡萄酒；深紫红色
- n. (Claret)人名；(西)克拉雷特；(法)克拉雷
- claret:  Claret was originally a ‘lightcoloured wine’ – pale red (virtually what we would now call rosé), but also apparently yellowish. The word comes ultimately from Latin clārus ‘clear’; from this was derived the verb clārāre, whose past participle was used in the phrase vīnum clārātum ‘clarified wine’. This passed into Old French as vin claret.
Modern French clairet preserves the word’s early sense ‘pale wine, rosé’, but in English by the later 17th century seems to have been transferred to red wine, and since in those days the vast majority of red wine imported into Britain came from Southwest France, and Bordeaux in particular, it was not long before claret came to mean specifically ‘red Bordeaux’.
- claret (n.)
- mid-15c., "light-colored wine," from Old French (vin) claret "clear (wine), light-colored red wine" (also "sweetened wine," a sense in English from late 14c.), from Latin clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Narrowed English meaning "red wine of Bordeaux" (excluding burgundy) first attested 1700. Used in pugilistic slang for "blood" from c. 1600.
- 1. The term "claret", used to describe Bordeaux wines, may come from the French word "clairet".
- 2. This south-west region of France is the home of claret.
- 3. Burne - Wilke's good claret and Pug's presence in time helped matter.
- 勃纳 -- 沃克的上好的红葡萄酒和帕格的在场,终于使情况有所好转.
- 4. He has put down a good supply of port and claret.
- 5. I put down a couple of cases of claret last year.
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