burgundy

noun
bur·​gun·​dy | \ ˈbər-gən-dē How to pronounce burgundy (audio) \
plural burgundies

Definition of burgundy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 often capitalized : a red or white unblended wine from Burgundy also : a blended red wine produced elsewhere
2 : a reddish-purple color

Burgundy

geographical name
Bur·​gun·​dy | \ ˈbər-gən-dē How to pronounce Burgundy (audio) \
variants: or French Bourgogne \ bür-​ˈgȯnʸ How to pronounce Bourgogne (audio) \

Definition of Burgundy (Entry 2 of 2)

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 \ ˌfräⁿsh-​kōⁿ-​ˈtā How to pronounce ˌfräⁿsh-kōⁿ-ˈtā (audio)\

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Other Words from burgundy

Geographical name

Burgundian \ (ˌ)bər-​ˈgən-​dē-​ən How to pronounce Burgundian (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of burgundy in a Sentence

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Suiting takes center stage this season with a variety of updates, including interesting prints and unexpected colors like burgundy (which is just as versatile as classic navy or gray). Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "5 Accessory Trends You'll See Everywhere This Year," 24 Jan. 2019 And while burgundy may suggest only dark shades of cool red, there are lots of bright, not-so-deep, and even slightly warmer versions of the hue — truly something for everyone. Allure, "15 Beautiful Burgundy Hair-Color Ideas That Feel Fresh and Modern," 16 May 2019 The candle collection consists of four candles/unique scents; Pine of the Light Candle (green like a serpent), Amber Balm Candle (regal in navy), Exquisite Almond Candle (rich in burgundy), and Carrousel (radiant in gold). Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "5 Harry Potter Holiday Candles," 9 Nov. 2018 For her outing, EmRata wore a chunky pair of gold-tone hoop earrings and a burgundy pair of sunglasses. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Summer Style Muse Is Princess Diana," 17 Apr. 2019 The three were helmet-clad and on the marked bike path when Mikese Morse plowed a burgundy Dodge Caliber into the family. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, "A man said he was going to kill someone — then mowed down a family riding bikes, police say," 25 June 2018 Galliano also made me a pinstripe burgundy wool pencil skirt to match, and the ensemble was a sensation at the Paris shows—and drove the city’s cab drivers into a frenzy of sarcastic wolf whistling. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Les Garçonnes Were Out in Full Force at the Exhibition Opening of Gender Bending Fashion at Boston’s MFA," 19 Mar. 2019 Ann Demeulemeester’s burgundy feathers and Marni’s assemblage bibs were strapped on, an answer to the men’s harness. Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Jewelry Trends of the Fall 2019 Season," 15 Mar. 2019 After a big dinner of beef Wellington and burgundy mushrooms, the guests—some 25—went outside to a dock overlooking the bayou and sat around a bonfire. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "This Florida Home Fights Fires," 27 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of burgundy

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burgundy

Noun

Burgundy, region in France

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burgundy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of burgundy

: a red or white wine made in Burgundy, France
: a reddish-purple color

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