sauternes

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

Definition of sauternes

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

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

Origin and Etymology of sauternes

French, from Sauternes, commune in France


First Known Use: 1711


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