Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


noun (pl) -vos
a black grape grown in the Puglia region of Italy, used for making wine
a strong red wine made from this grape
Word Origin
C21: from Italian, literally: primitive, probably because the grape tends to ripen earlier than other grapes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for primitivo
Historical Examples
  • Cousin primitivo himself, with all the wisdom of the ancients, could not draw him out of his mutism.

    An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal
  • Cousin primitivo was right: the righteous suffer for the sinners.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal

Word of the Day

Word Value for primitivo

Scrabble Words With Friends