barrique

noun bar·rique \ bä-ˈrēk \

Definition of barrique

plural barriques
: 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 FrankBarolo2010

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Origin and Etymology of barrique

borrowed from French, “barrel,” going back to Middle French


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