Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
  • noun A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
  • noun a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A region of France.
  • noun A variety of red wine from this region.
  • noun A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color
  • noun red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
  • noun a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines

Etymologies

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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.

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