American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A ducal house of Burgundy split into the Capetian line (1032-1361) and the Cadet, or Valois, line (1363-1477).
- A Portuguese dynasty (1139-1383) beginning with Alfonso I, who made Portugal an independent kingdom.
- A historical region and former province of eastern France. The area was first organized into a kingdom by the Burgundii, a Germanic people, in the 5th century A.D. At the height of its later power in the 14th and 15th centuries, Burgundy controlled vast territories in present-day Netherlands, Belgium, and northeast France. It was incorporated into the French crown lands by Louis XI in 1477.
- n. Any of various red or white wines produced in Burgundy, France.
- n. Any of various similar wines produced elsewhere.
- n. A dark grayish or blackish red to dark purplish red or reddish brown.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large class of wines, both red and white, produced in Burgundy in France, and sharing with the Bordeaux wines the reputation of including the finest wines made.
- n. A region of France.
- n. A variety of red wine from this region.
- n. A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
- n. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
- n. a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color
- n. red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
- n. a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
- Adapted from Medieval Latin Burgundia, French Bourgogne < Late Latin Burgundiones ("highlanders"). Burgundy (wine) is an abbreviation of the attributive use of the regional name, in Burgundy wine. (Wiktionary)
“Your burgundy tie may be purple, but the Burgundy region of France makes wine in two colors, red and white.”
“So they say, no more mozzarella cheese from Vermont or burgundy wine that's not from Burgundy, France.”
“* TOUR DE FRANCE / BURGUNDY: Favorite dishes from the Burgundy region; 6: 30 p.m. Friday at Chef Central, Paramus; 201-576-0100; chefcentral. com; $65.”
“Burgundy is renowned for its Romanesque architecture, chateaux, food and wine and there will be time for visits to some of the many local places of interest.”
“As we all know, it's an unequivocal fact that "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" is the greatest movie ever made.”
“Quite the staple for salads, according to a friend in Burgundy, but practically unheard of here.”
“Not only is acidification illegal in Burgundy, but how can something be acidified AND underripe?”
“Nicolas Potel, cuvee Gerard Potel, Bourgogne, 2006. (about $19; find this wine) Given that Potel is a leading negociant house in Burgundy and from several tastings of 2006 red Burgundies, I was optimistic that this wine would work out when I added it to my virtual shopping cart.”
“The idea that Burgundy is a minefield is such a tired cliche.”
“Ron says in Burgundy, you've got on pants, you're dressed (well, les mecs, anyway!).”
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