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[sang-gree-uh; Spanish sahng-gree-ah] /sæŋˈgri ə; Spanish sɑŋˈgri ɑ/
an iced drink, typically made with red wine, sugar, fruit juice, soda water, and spices, and containing fruit slices.
Also, sangria.
1960-65; < Spanish: drink of a bloodlike color, equivalent to sangr(e) blood (see sanguine) + -ía noun suffix Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sangria
  • The full bar serves items such as margaritas and sangria, and the menu offers lunch and dinner options.
  • sangria, a red wine served with fruit and juice, is available in half and full pitchers.
British Dictionary definitions for sangria


a Spanish drink of red wine, sugar, spices, fruit, and soda water or lemonade, sometimes laced with rum or brandy
Word Origin
Spanish: a bleeding; see sangaree
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Word Origin and History for sangria

cold drink made from sweetened and diluted red wine, 1954, from Spanish, literally "bleeding," from sangre "blood," from Vulgar Latin sanguem, from Latin sanguis (see sanguinary). The drink so named for its color. Earlier as sangre (1736).

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