Definition of Aligoté
1 : a white wine made from the Aligoté grape and sometimes mixed with cassis to make an aperitif
2 : a white grape native to Burgundy
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Origin and Etymology of aligoté
French aligoté, alligotet, a secondary grape variety of Burgundy, perhaps from French dialect (Burgundy), alteration (influenced by French dialect haricoter to cultivate poor ground, work for meager returns) of Middle French haligoté, past participle of haligoter, harigoter to cut in pieces — more at haricot
First Known Use: 1828
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