pétillant

adjective
pé·​til·​lant
variants: or petillant \ pātē(ʸ)äⁿ \

Definition of pétillant 

of wine

: mildly and slowly effervescing

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History and Etymology for pétillant

French pétillant, present participle of pétiller to effervesce with a crackling sound, from Middle French petiller to crackle, from peter to break wind

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