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vinous

[vahy-nuh s] /ˈvaɪ nəs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or containing wine.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of wine:
a vinous fragrance.
3.
produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.
4.
wine red; wine-colored:
a vinous hue.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin vīnōsus, equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
nonvinous, adjective
unvinous, adjective
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vinous

/ˈvaɪnəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of wine
2.
indulging in or indicative of indulgence in wine: a vinous complexion
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vīnōsus, from vīnumwine
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Word Origin and History for vinous
adj.

1660s, from Latin vinosus, from vinum "wine" (see wine).

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