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Cabernet Sauvignon

[kab-er-ney soh-vin-yohn; French ka-ber-ney soh-vee-nyawn] /ˌkæb ərˈneɪ ˌsoʊ vɪnˈyõʊ̃; French ka bɛr neɪ soʊ viˈnyɔ̃/
noun
1.
a premium red grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in northern California.
2.
a dry red wine made from this grape.
Also called Cabernet.
Origin
< French cabernet variety of red grape < Médoc dialect, also carbenet, carmenet; sauvignon, Middle French sarvinien name applied regionally to various grape varieties; both words of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

/ˈkæbəneɪ ˈsəʊvɪnjɒn; French kabɛrnɛ soviɲɔ̃/
noun (sometimes not capitals)
1.
a black grape originally grown in the Bordeaux area of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
2.
any of various red wines made from this grape
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Word Origin and History for cabernet
n.

family of grapes, or wine made from them, 1833, from French. Supposedly the best of them, cabernet sauvignon is attested in English from 1846.

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