varietal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From variety + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Ver-I-etel

Adjective[edit]

varietal (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Pertaining to a distinct variety of organism.
  2. Made from a single specific variety (especially of grapes in wine).

Noun[edit]

varietal (plural varietals)

  1. A wine made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of grape, which carries the name of that grape.
    The varietal Merlot has rich red color and a robust fruity taste. Cabernet Sauvignon is a varietal that descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
  2. By extension, a coffee made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of coffee bean.

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

varietal m, f (plural varietais; comparable)

  1. varietal