champagne

[sham-peyn]
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) the sparkling, dry, white table wine from the region of Champagne in France.
2.
a similar sparkling wine produced elsewhere.
3.
(formerly) the nonsparkling, dry, white table wine produced in the region of Champagne in France.
4.
a very pale yellow or greenish-yellow color.
5.
anything considered the best or luxurious.
adjective
6.
having the color of champagne.
7.
luxurious or expensive: champagne tastes.

Origin:
1655–65; after Champagne

champagne, champaign.
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Champagne

[sham-peyn; French shahn-pan-yuh]
noun
a region and former province in NE France.
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champagne (ʃæmˈpeɪn)
 
n
1.  (sometimes capital) a white sparkling wine produced around Reims and Epernay, France
2.  (loosely) any effervescent white wine
3.  a.  a colour varying from a pale orange-yellow to a greyish-yellow
 b.  (as adjective): a champagne carpet
4.  (modifier) denoting a luxurious lifestyle: a champagne capitalist
 
[from Champagne, a region of NE France]

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champagne
1664, from Champagne, former province in n.w. France, name meaning "open country" (see camp). Originally any wine from this region, focused to modern meaning late 18c.
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