I. adjective Date: 1866 1. of, relating to, or characterizing a variety <
varietal names
; also being a variety in distinction from an individual or species 2. of, relating to, or producing a varietal II. noun Date: 1950 a wine bearing the name of the principal grape from which it is made

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  • varietal — (adj.) 1866, a biologists word (first attested in Darwin), from VARIETY (Cf. variety). In ref. to wines, meaning made from a single variety of grape is first attested 1941, Amer.Eng. As a noun, in this sense, attested from 1955 …   Etymology dictionary

  • varietal — 1. adjective /vəˈraɪətəl/ a) Pertaining to a distinct variety of organism. b) Made from a single specific variety (especially of grapes in wine). 2. noun /vəˈraɪətəl/ a) A wine made primarily from or exclusively from a single variety of grape, wh …   Wiktionary

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