[sha-blee, shuh-, shah-, shab-lee; French sha-blee]
noun, plural Chablis [sha-bleez, shuh-, shah-, shab-leez; French sha-blee] .
a dry white wine from the Burgundy region in France.
a similar wine produced elsewhere.

1660–70; named after Chablis, a town in the region Unabridged
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Chablis (ˈʃæblɪ, French ʃabli)
(sometimes not capitals) a dry white burgundy wine made around Chablis, in central France

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1668, from town of Chablis southeast of Paris. Made only of Chardonnay grapes. Fr. chablis is lit. "deadwood," fallen from a tree through age or brought down by wind, 16c., short for bois chablis, from O.Fr. *chableiz.
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classic white wine of France, made from chardonnay grapes grown in strictly delimited areas surrounding the village of Chablis and along the Serein River in the district of Yonne in northern Burgundy. Chablis is noted for its distinctively dry, full-bodied, somewhat acidic character and a rather austere aroma described in wine terminology as "flinty."

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