Pinot

Pinot

[pee-noh]
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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pinot
type of grape vine used in wine-making, 1912, Amer.Eng. variant spelling of Fr. pineau (attested in Eng. from 1763), from pin "pine (tree)" + dim. suffix -eau. So called from the shape of the grape clusters.
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