Bor·​deaux bȯr-ˈdō How to pronounce Bordeaux (audio)
plural Bordeaux bȯr-ˈdōz How to pronounce Bordeaux (audio)
often not capitalized
: white or red wine of the Bordeaux region of France

Examples of Bordeaux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was recognized in 1957 with a designation of origin, similar to that accorded a great Bordeaux. Roger Cohen Ivor Prickett, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2024 The wine list, meanwhile, focuses on pours from Napa and Bordeaux, rich reds that complement the intensely flavorful food. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Additionally, the soccer tournament will take place in six stadiums across the country (Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille), so staying central makes traveling from one event to the next easy. Lane Nieset, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Spend a night or two in the city of Bordeaux itself before heading to the countryside, and take a stroll through the vibrant Chartrons neighborhood or enjoy dinner at Au Bistrot. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2024 In Bordeaux, there’s a long history of exceptional wines—a long history that has until now unfolded across a fairly stable climate. Matt Simon, WIRED, 26 Mar. 2024 Places that are known for a particular climate that produces excellent wines, such as Bordeaux, France, may experience an identity shift if warmer temperatures no longer allow consistent production, Gambetta said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 26 Mar. 2024 Best of Class Bordeaux Style Blends Deep Sky Vineyard Fusion 2020. The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 The first person to plant varieties native to Bordeaux in Bolgheri, Mario Incisa della Rochetta named Sassicaia for a type of local stony soil that is similar to the gravel found in Bordeaux vineyards. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bordeaux was circa 1570

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“Bordeaux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Bor·​deaux bȯr-ˈdō How to pronounce Bordeaux (audio)
city and port on the Garonne River in southwestern France population 243,199

Note: The region around Bordeaux is famous for its wines.

Bordelais noun

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