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Pinot Noir

[pee-noh nwahr, pee-noh; French pee-noh nwar] /ˈpi noʊ ˈnwɑr, piˈnoʊ; French pi noʊ ˈnwar/
noun
1.
See under Pinot (def 2).
Also, pinot noir.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65

Pinot

[pee-noh] /piˈnoʊ/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of purple or white vinifera grapes yielding a red or white wine, used especially in making burgundies and champagnes.
2.
a red (Pinot Noir) or white (Pinot Blanc) wine made from this grape.
Origin
1910-15; < French, equivalent to pine pine cone + -ot noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

/ˈpiːnəʊ nwɑː/
noun
1.
a variety of black grape, grown esp for wine-making
2.
any of the red wines made from this grape
Word Origin
French
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Word Origin and History for Pinot Noir

pinot

n.

type of grape vine used in wine-making, 1912, American English variant spelling of French pineau (attested in English from 1763), name of a family of wine grapes, from pin "pine tree" (see pine (n.)) + diminutive suffix -eau. So called from the shape of the grape clusters. Variants are pinot noir, "black," pinot blanc, "white," and pinot gris, "gray."

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