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Sémillon

[sey-mee-yohn; French sey-mee-yawn] /ˌseɪ miˈyõʊ̃; French seɪ miˈyɔ̃/
noun
1.
a variety of white grape used in winemaking, especially in France in the Sauternes district of Bordeaux.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French, earlier sémilion < Gascon semilhoun, equivalent to Old Provençal semilh(ar) to sow, derivative of seme seed (< Latin sēmen; see semen) + Gascon, Provençal -oun agentive suffix (apparently alluding to the variety's high productivity)
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Sémillon

/ˈseɪmiːjɒn; French semijɔ̃/
noun
1.
a white grape grown in the Bordeaux area of France and in Australia, used for making wine
2.
any of various white wines made from this grape
Word Origin
French
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