Mer·lot or mer·lot (mər-lō, mĕr-)
1. A variety of grape originally grown in the Bordeaux region of France that is used to make red wine.
2. A dry red wine made from this grape.
[French, young blackbird, Merlot, diminutive of merle, blackbird (probably from the color of the grape), from Old French; see MERLE1.]
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