Sémillon

Sémillon

[sey-mee-yohn; French sey-mee-yawn]
noun
a variety of white grape used in winemaking, especially in France in the Sauternes district of Bordeaux.

Origin:
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)
 
n
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
 
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