barrique

noun
bar·​rique | \ bä-ˈrēk How to pronounce barrique (audio) \
plural barriques

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

First Known Use of barrique

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barrique

borrowed from French, "barrel," going back to Middle French

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“Barrique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrique. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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