from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An inhabitant of Burgundy or a person of Burgundy descent.
- proper n. A member of the Burgundians, an East Germanic tribe.
- proper n. The Old Burgundian language.
- proper n. The Modern Burgundian language.
- adj. Pertaining to Burgundy, its people or its language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Burgundians, or to the kindom, duchy, or province of Burgundy.
- n. One of the Burgundii or Burgundiones, a Germanic tribe who settled in Gaul and founded the kingdom of Burgundy in the fifth century.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Burgundy, successively a kingdom and a duchy of western Europe, varying greatly in extent, part of which finally became the province of Burgundy in eastern France.
He is often described as a Burgundian composer, but in spite of well-attested contacts with Burgundian composers e.g.
Between the plateau and Belgium flows a channel, which we may call the Burgundian channel, since it covers old Burgundy; between the plateau and Bretagne is another channel, which from its position we may call the Bordeaux channel.
They realised the necessity of compelling barbarians and provincials alike to respect the elementary rights of person and property; Theodoric the Ostrogoth and Gundobad the Burgundian were the authors of new criminal codes, in the one case mainly, in the other partially, derived from Roman jurisprudence.
See The Fragmentary Irish Annals aka the Burgundian Annals.
When California winemakers say their Pinots or Chardonnays are "Burgundian", they are not only talking about the leaner style but also saying that despite the warm climate they are delivering a similar high level of quality.
"Burgundian" is the name given, since the reign of Charles VI., to those noisy detonations, the result of which is to fling upon the carpet or the clothes a little coal or ember, the trifling nucleus of
This wine has a spicy, earthy character on the nose that is in the Burgundian style.
In the early Middle Ages, the great Burgundian monastery of Cluny sponsored and encouraged an experiment in conciliation among its feudal neighbors.
As such, many regions developed their own local mustard style—from pungent Burgundian spreads most famously that of Dijon to the sweet grainy stuff made famous in Bavaria.
The 2009 Clos du Mont Olivet was exuberant, with tropical notes, while the 2008 Roger Sabon Renaissance was almost Burgundian — full-bodied, with a penetrating mineral note in the finish.
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