Beaujolais

Beaujolais

[boh-zhuh-ley]
noun, plural Beaujolaises [boh-zhuh-leyz] , for 2.
1.
a wine-growing region in E France, in Rhône department.
2.
a dry, fruity red Burgundy wine from this region that does not age and usually must be drunk within a few months after it is made.
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beaujolais (ˈbəʊʒəˌleɪ)
 
n
(sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France

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Beaujolais
type of Burgundy, 1863, from name of a district in the department of Lyonnais, France, which is named for the town of Beaujeu, from Fr. beau "beautiful" + L. jugum "hill."
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