Meaning of lagar in English:


Pronunciation /laˈɡɑː/

nounplural noun lagares

  • (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.