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barrique

noun

a wine barrel holding 59.44 gallons (225 liters), esp. for Bordeaux

Examples

A barrique for Burgundy hold 228 liters and for Beaujolais, 215 liters.

Word Origin

French

Usage Note

cooking

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  • As the barrique contains something over 50 gallons, the estimate was for about 2000 gallons of brandy, not an illiberal allowance.

    Count Frontenac William Dawson LeSueur

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