Merlot

Merlot

[mur-loh; French mer-loh]
noun
a dark-blue grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in areas of Italy, Switzerland, and California.

Origin:
< French: literally, young blackbird, derivative of merle merle1, probably alluding to the color of the grape

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Merlot (ˈmɜːləʊ)
 
n
1.  a black grape grown in France and now throughout the wine-producing world, used, often in a blend, for making wine
2.  any of various wines made from this grape
 
[from French merlot, literally: young blackbird, diminutive of merlemerle1, probably alluding to the colour of the grape]

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