claret

Claret \Clar"et\ (kl[a^]r"[e^]t), n. [OE. claret, clare, clarry, OF. claret, clar['e], fr. cler, F. clair, clear, fr. L. clarus clear. See {Clear}.] The name first given in England to the red wines of M['e]doc, in France, and afterwards extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United States. [1913 Webster]