Cabernet Sauvignon

[kab-er-ney soh-vin-yohn; French ka-ber-ney soh-vee-nyawn]
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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Cabernet Sauvignon (ˈkæbəneɪ ˈsəʊvɪnjɒn, French kabɛrnɛ soviɲɔ̃)
 
n
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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cabernet
family of grapes, or wine made from them, 1833, from Fr. Supposedly the best of them, cabernet sauvignon attested from 1846.
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Example sentences
They visit organic restaurants and sip biodynamic cabernet sauvignons.
But getting the same benefits from your favorite cabernet might not be feasible.
Sink into the sofa and amuse your bouche with raspberry-cabernet sorbet.
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