Definition of barrique
: an oak barrel used for storing wine The insides of these barriques are typically “toasted,” literally burnt, to varying degrees, adding a complexity and color to the wine that traditionalists dub nonindigenous and blasphemous. — Matthew Gavin Frank, Barolo, 2010
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Origin and Etymology of barrique
borrowed from French, “barrel,” going back to Middle French
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
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