One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Spain and Portugal) a large, typically stone trough in which grapes are trodden.
- ‘Every farm had a winery equipped with lagares, low stone troughs, usually built from granite, in which the grapes were trodden and fermented.’
- ‘The hands are softer now, demonstrating the movement of the grapes in the lagares as they roll underfoot.’
Spanish, from Latin lacus, denoting a vat for freshly pressed wine.
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