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The red grape variety originates from the Mediterranean region. The name means "black", referring to the dark colour of the grapes. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Blaue Cyperntraube, Cyperntraube (Germany); Kipreico Mavro, Kypreiko Mavro, Kypriotiko, Mavro Kyproy, Skuro Mavro, Staphili Mavro (mainland Greece ); Cipro Nero, Cypro Nero (Italy); Korithi Mavro, Kritiko Mavro (Crete); Ntopio Mavro (Cyprus). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Cyprus Gra pe (with synonyms Blue Cyprus Grape, Cyprus Grape, Cypro Nero), Mavro Messenikola, Mavrodaphne, Mavrotragano, Mavroudi Arachovis, Mavrud or Xinomavro. Confusingly, there are many other varieties in Greece and Bulgaria with the name part Mavro.

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