Definition of Pineau in US English:

Pineau

noun

  • 1Pinot.

  • 2An aperitif made from unfermented grape juice and brandy.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Mills (c1717–a1796), writer on agriculture. From French pineau from pin pine (tree) + -eau, after the form of the grape cluster resembling a pine cone.

Pronunciation

Pineau

/pɪˈnəʊ/