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Today's word is:

claret

|ˈklarit|

noun

  • a red wine from Bordeaux, or wine of a similar character made elsewhere.
  • a deep purplish-red color.

ORIGIN: late Middle English (originally denoting a light red or yellowish wine, as distinct from a red or white): from Old French (vin) claret and medieval Latin claratum (vinum) 'clarified (wine),' from Latin clarus 'clear.'