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.


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From Burgundy +‎ -an.


  • He is often described as a Burgundian composer, but in spite of well-attested contacts with Burgundian composers e.g.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • 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.

    Medieval Europe

  • See The Fragmentary Irish Annals aka the Burgundian Annals. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • 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.

    Marquita Levy: Smells Like Tannin Spirit

  • "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

    Study of a Woman

  • This wine has a spicy, earthy character on the nose that is in the Burgundian style.

    A Summer Drinking Selection

  • In the early Middle Ages, the great Burgundian monastery of Cluny sponsored and encouraged an experiment in conciliation among its feudal neighbors.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • 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 Commitment-Phobe's Condiment

  • 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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