burgundy

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noun bur·gun·dy \ ˈbər-gən-dē \

Definition of burgundy

plural burgundies
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


Burgundy

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geographical name Bur·gun·dy \ ˈbər-gən-dē \
variants: or French Bourgogne play \bür-ˈgȯnʸ\

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-Com*té play \ˌfräⁿsh-kōⁿ-ˈtā\

Burgundian

play \(ˌ)bər-ˈgən-dē-ən\ adjective or noun

BURGUNDY Defined for English Language Learners

burgundy

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Definition of burgundy for English Language Learners

  • Burgundy : a red or white wine made in Burgundy, France

  • : a reddish-purple color


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