pinot (n.)

type of grape vine used in wine-making, 1912, American English variant spelling of French pineau (attested in English from 1763), name of a family of wine grapes, from pin "pine tree" (see pine (n.)) + diminutive suffix -eau. So called from the shape of the grape clusters. Variants are pinot noir, "black," pinot blanc, "white," and pinot gris, "gray."

updated on November 19, 2012

Definitions of pinot from WordNet

Pinot (n.)
any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for Burgundies and champagnes;
Synonyms: Pinot grape
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