Pouil·​ly-Fu·​mé pü-ˈyē-fü-ˈmā How to pronounce Pouilly-Fumé (audio)
: a dry white wine from the Loire valley of France

Word History


French, from Pouilly-sur-Loire, village in France + fumé, past participle of fumer to smoke, from Latin fumare, from fumus smoke — more at fume

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pouilly-Fumé was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Pouilly-Fumé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pouilly-Fum%C3%A9. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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