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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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 The burgundy topper with a brown bow at the back was worn perched on the crown of Middleton's head. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Has a New Signature Look: The Hatband," 13 Jan. 2019 Bovan sent models out in madcap proportions and glossy pouts that faded from burgundy to fluorescent coral, while Westwood gave celebs like Rose McGowan a cherry bomb shade for their poetic outcries on climate change. Vogue, "The Statement Lip Is London’s Street Style Beauty Takeaway," 20 Feb. 2019 His mother Gloria sported a black dress, burgundy velvet short sleeve coat with green and multicolor marabou trim on the shoulder pads, and a giant pair of sparkling aviator sunglasses. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper Brought His Mom as His Date to the SAG Awards," 28 Jan. 2019 Either way, burgundy is a good color for both ladies and a very seasonally festive choice. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Matched in Burgundy Outfits While Attending Different Events," 21 Nov. 2018 The pan, which is currently available in three colors: blue, a deep burgundy called grenadine, and graphite and brass. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Best-Selling Staub Perfect Pan Is On Major Discount At Food52 Right Now," 22 Jan. 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

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English Language Learners Definition of burgundy

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

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