Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
The word claret is a British coinage, not a French loanword, hence pronouncing it by analogy with French (dropping the final ‘t’, final stress) is a hyperforeignism; the French term clairet is currently pronounced IPA: /klɛ.ʁɛ/.
NounClaret (countable and uncountable; plural Clarets)
- (chiefly UK) A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, or a similar wine made elsewhere.
- A deep purplish-red colour, like that of the wine.
- traditional dry red (Australia)
- Of a deep purplish-red colour, like that of claret.
- (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds) 
- Paper from the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia on generic wine terminology
- Oxford Companion to Wine – Claret
- third-person singular present active subjunctive of clārō