bour·​gui·​gnon | \ ˌbu̇r-gēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce bourguignon (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bourguignonne \ ˌbu̇r-​gēn-​ˈyȯn How to pronounce bourguignon (audio) \ or Bourguignon or Bourguignonne

Definition of bourguignon

: cooked in red wine and especially Burgundy typically with onions and often mushrooms : burgundy entry 2 My dining partner wisely chose the veal bourguignon. The meat was succulent and tender, with a stunning red wine sauce.— Damian Haarsma Our entrees included … pork bourguignon ($16), tender, braised pork shoulder cooked in red wine with carrots and onions and served on a bed of rice.— Scott Cherry We had pounds and pounds of mushrooms to consume. I cooked oyster mushroom bourguignon, mushroom tacos, mushroom pastas.— Zoë Schlanger Beans Bourguignon, a vegetarian take on a classic comfort food, is a dish you'll want to add to your repertoire.The Journal News (Westchester County, New York) The kitchen came up with its own imaginative way to prepare escargots Bourguignonne. The generous portion of snails was sauteed with tomato, carrot, scallion, garlic and wine and ladled over a large toasted crouton in a covered baking dish.— Robert Levey — see also boeuf bourguignon

First Known Use of bourguignon

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bourguignon

French, from Bourgogne Burgundy

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“Bourguignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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