Claret

French red wine; figuratively, blood. I tapped his claret; I broke his head, and made the blood run. Claret-faced; red-faced.
blood.—Pugilistic. Otherwise Badminton —which see.
sb. a spiced wineVariants: clare; clarre, clarryEtymology: Old French claret (Anglo-French clare ); Late Latin claretum and claratum —See Clere