Burgundy

[bur-guhn-dee]
noun, plural Burgundies for 2, 3, 5.
1.
French Bourgogne. a region in central France: a former kingdom, duchy, and province.
2.
any of various wines, red and white, mostly still, full, and dry, produced in the Burgundy region.
3.
(often lowercase) any of various red wines with similar characteristics made elsewhere.
4.
(lowercase) a grayish red-brown to dark blackish-purple color.
5.
Also called Burgundy sauce. a sauce made with red wine and thickened with an espagnole sauce or kneaded butter, served with eggs, meat, fish, or poultry.
adjective
6.
(lowercase) having the color burgundy.
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Burgundy (ˈbɜːɡəndɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
1.  French name: Bourgogne a region of E France famous for its wines, lying west of the Saône: formerly a semi-independent duchy; annexed to France in 1482
2.  Free County of Burgundy another name for Franche-Comté
3.  a monarchy (1384--1477) of medieval Europe, at its height including the Low Countries, the duchy of Burgundy, and Franche-Comté
4.  Kingdom of Burgundy a kingdom in E France, established in the early 6th century ad, eventually including the later duchy of Burgundy, Franche-Comté, and the Kingdom of Provence: known as the Kingdom of Arles from the 13th century
5.  a.  any red or white wine produced in the region of Burgundy, around Dijon
 b.  any heavy red table wine
6.  (often not capital) a blackish-purple to purplish-red colour

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Burgundy
1670s, "wine made in Burgundy," duchy in France, from M.L. Burgundia, from L.L. Burgundiones, lit. "highlanders."
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Example sentences for burgundy
Following from past donations, they own vineyards in burgundy.
He took part in later various expeditions against the kingdom of burgundy.
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