Brouil·​ly | \ brü-ˈyē How to pronounce Brouilly (audio) \
plural Brouillies

Definition of Brouilly

: a light red wine from an appellation in France’s Beaujolais region This ample red has generous plum, chocolate and spice flavors, round and full for a Brouilly, with firm yet integrated tannins. It's ripe yet balanced.Wine Spectator, 31 July 1997

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First Known Use of Brouilly

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Brouilly

borrowed from French, after Mont Brouilly, hill in the Beaujolais region

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“Brouilly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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