Definition of burgundy
1 often capitalized : a red or white unblended wine from Burgundy; also : a blended red wine produced elsewhere
2 : a reddish-purple color
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Origin and Etymology of burgundy
Burgundy, region in France
First Known Use: 1664
Definition of Burgundy
1 region and with varying limits former kingdom, duchy, and province in eastern France south of the region of Champagne
2 former county of France east of Burgundy province; later called Franche–Comtéplay \ˌfräⁿsh-kōⁿ-ˈtā\
Burgundianplay \(ˌ)bər-ˈgən-dē-ən\ adjective or noun
BURGUNDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burgundy for English Language Learners
Burgundy : a red or white wine made in Burgundy, France
: a reddish-purple color
Definition of Burgundy for English Language Learners
: region of France
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