from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Auvergne, a former province in the central part of France, nearly corresponding to the modern departments of Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme.
- n. A French wine of a deep-red color, made near Orleans: so called from the name of the variety of grape.
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I discovered this on accident a few years ago when a friend and I happened to stumble upon the blocks after blocks of everything auvergnat.
Where are the nights when exuberant friends were cheerfully drinking auvergnat gris out of bright-eyed, thin-stemmed, delicate glasses?
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