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 Clarendon Type.Claret. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Claret.
 
The wine so called does not receive its name from its colour, but the colour so called receives its name from the wine. The word means clarified wine (vinum clare’tum). What we call hippocras was called clare’tum, made of wine and honey clarified.   1
 


 Clarendon Type.Claret. 

 
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