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claret (n.)

mid-15c., "light-colored wine," from Old French (vin) claret "clear (wine), light-colored red wine" (also "sweetened wine," a sense in English from late 14c.), from Latin clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Narrowed English meaning "red wine of Bordeaux" (excluding burgundy) first attested 1700. Used in pugilistic slang for "blood" from c. 1600.

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Definitions of claret from WordNet
1
claret (n.)
a dark purplish-red color;
claret (n.)
dry red Bordeaux or Bordeaux-like wine;
Synonyms: red Bordeaux
2
claret (v.)
drink claret;
They were clareting until well past midnight
From wordnet.princeton.edu