chianti


noun

  1. a dry, red, Italian table wine, originally put up in straw-covered bottles.

noun

  1. (sometimes capital) a dry red wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy

pl n

  1. a mountain range in central Italy, in Tuscany, rising over 870 m (2900 ft): part of the Apennines
n.

also chiante, kind of dry red wine, 1833, from Chianti Mountains of Tuscany, where the wine was made. “[L]oosely applied to various inferior Italian wines” [OED].

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