champagne

noun cham·pagne \ sham-ˈpān \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of champagne

1 : a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France; also : a similar wine made elsewhere
2 : a pale orange yellow to light grayish-yellowish brown

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Origin and Etymology of champagne

French, from Champagne, France

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Champagne

geographical name Cham·pagne \ sham-ˈpān \

Definition of Champagne

historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes

CHAMPAGNE Defined for English Language Learners

champagne

noun

Definition of champagne for English Language Learners

  • : a French white wine that has many bubbles and that people often drink on special occasions



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