colombard

colombard

[kol-uhm-bahrd]
noun
1.
a dry white wine, made especially in California.
2.
the white grape used to make this wine.
Also called French colombard.


Origin:
< French colombar(d), equivalent to colombe dove (< Latin columba) + -ard -ard; presumably alluding to the color of the grapes

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Colombard (ˈkɒləmˌbɑːd)
 
n
1.  a white grape grown in France, California, and Australia, used for making wine
2.  any of various moderately dry, spicy white wines made from this grape

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