American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of southern France bordering on Spain and the Mediterranean Sea. Originally inhabited by Iberians, it became part of Roman Gaul after c. 121 B.C. and later changed hands many times, eventually becoming a Spanish possession that was transferred to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong wine of very dark-red color, made in southern France. It is used for mixing with light-colored and weaker wines, a few of the better varieties being used as dessert-wines. It appears, too, that a great deal goes into the Spanish peninsula, where it is flavored and sold as portwine.
“At the book fair in Roussillon, it took me almost half the day to figure out how to get the French to notice my author's stand.”
“Roussillon is one my favorite places and oh how I wish I could be there to meet you both.”
“Banyuls is a fortified wine (Port-style) made in Roussillon, around the area where France meets Spain.”
“The tragic story of Guillem de Cabestaing, who came from that district of Roussillon which is said to be famous for its red wine and its black sheep, will serve to show how love could not be bound by laws of honor and how quick punishment came to pay the score.”
“The photo above is a room preserved as is from Beckett’s residence in Roussillon.”
“I live in Barjac, in Languedoc Roussillon, France, and the weather here today is mild and sunny, about 19C”
“Anyone remotely acquainted with the Languedoc and Roussillon upon seeing the production quantities would know (or would at have to suspect) that the production of this wine was far beyond the capabilities of Pinot Noir planted in these growing regions to produce.”
“So when I landed at Béziers airport, in the Languedoc Roussillon region of south-west France, I was looking forward to encountering this beautiful creature for the first time.”
“It isn't the first time he has been found courting La Dame; take him to the powdery depths of the canyon at Roussillon, and he'll brush red and yellow ochre across his stubbled face.”
“European Union farming lobby Copa-Cogeca said dozens of trucks carrying fruit in recent weeks have been intercepted at a crossing in Boulou en Roussillon, causing problems for companies trying to ship goods into France.”
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