sauternes

noun
sau·ternes | \sō-ˈtərn, sȯ-, -ˈtern\

Definition of sauternes 

1 capitalized : a full-bodied sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France

2 usually sauterne : a semidry to semisweet American white wine that is a blend of several grapes

First Known Use of sauternes

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sauternes

French, from Sauternes, commune in France

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sauternes

Dictionary Entries near sauternes

saut de basque

sauté

sauterelle

sauternes

sauteur

sautillé

sautoir

Statistics for sauternes

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sauternes

The first known use of sauternes was in 1711

See more words from the same year

Comments on sauternes

What made you want to look up sauternes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!