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 n.— «Meritage is the name selected by a group of 31 wineries that staged a nationwide contest late last year to come up with a designation for the new premium blends of wines springing up all over California.» —“Vintners See Less Federal Regulation as Answer to ” by Dan Berger Los Angeles Times Feb. 23, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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