from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of late-ripening grape, often blended with other grapes to produce a dry white wine.
- n. A white wine produced from this grape.
French, from obsolete sémilion, from dialectal semilhoun, from Old Provençal semilhar, to sow, from seme, seed, from Latin sēmen; see semen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)