burgundy

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noun bur·gun·dy \ˈbər-gən-dē\

Definition of burgundy

plural

burgundies

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a red or white unblended wine from Burgundy; also :  a blended red wine produced elsewhere

  2. 2 :  a reddish-purple color

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Origin and Etymology of burgundy

Burgundy, region in France


First Known Use: 1664


Burgundy

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geographical name Bur·gun·dy \ˈbər-gən-dē\
variants: or French

Bourgogne

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Definition of Burgundy

  1. 1 region and with varying limits former kingdom, duchy, and province in eastern France south of the region of Champagne

  2. 2 former county of France east of Burgundy province; later called Franche–Comtéplay \ˌfräⁿsh-kōⁿ-ˈtā\

Burgundian

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BURGUNDY Defined for English Language Learners

burgundy

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Definition of burgundy for English Language Learners

  • Burgundy : a red or white wine made in Burgundy, France

  • : a reddish-purple color

Burgundy

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geographical name

Definition of Burgundy for English Language Learners

  • : region of France


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