a) of the colour of red wine; vinaceous.

Many congratulatory cases of wine arrived. The vinous flood continued for a week.

b) relating to wine.
See Also: vinosity

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  • Vinous — Vi nous, a. [L. vinosus, fr. vinum wine: cf. F. vineux. See {Wine}.] Of or pertaining to wine; having the qualities of wine; as, a vinous taste. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vinous — (adj.) 1660s, from L. vinosus, from vinum wine (see WINE (Cf. wine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vinous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, resembling, or associated with wine …   English terms dictionary

  • vinous — [vī′nəs] adj. [L vinosus, full of wine < vinum: see VINE] 1. a) of, having the nature of, or characteristic of wine b) wine colored; specif., red like wine 2. a) addicted to drinking wine b) …   English World dictionary

  • vinous — /vuy neuhs/, adj. 1. of, resembling, or containing wine. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of wine: a vinous fragrance. 3. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine. 4. wine red; wine colored: a vinous hue. [1655 65; < L… …   Universalium

  • vinous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin vinosus, from vinum wine Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or made with wine < vinous medications > 2. showing the effects of the use of wine 3. vinaceous • vinously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vinous — adj. [L. vinum, wine] Wine colored; vinaceous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vinous — Relating to, containing, or of the nature of wine …   Medical dictionary

  • vinous — (vi nou) s. m. Champignon de couche …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vinous — vi|nous [ vaınəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL 1. ) connected with wine 2. ) dark red in color …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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