from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of southwest France in the Garonne River valley. The area is known for its fine table wines.
  • Robert Ranke,British writer and critic whose works include poetic delineations of his tour of service in World War I, love poems, and the critical work The White Goddess (1948).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An important class of Bordeaux wines of the Gironde district, including such red wines as the Château Margaux, Chăteau Laffitte, and Château La Tour, and, among the white wines, the Sauternes.
  • noun A general commercial name for white Bordeaux wines of second or third quality of the Gironde district on the left bank of the Garonne. These wines are usually somewhat sweet, and admit of being kept a long time.
  • The refuse parts of animal fat gathered from the melting-pots and made up into cakes for dogs' meat. In Great Britain such cakes are called cracklings, and the material is often called scraps.

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

  • noun plural The sediment of melted tallow. Same as greaves

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

  • proper noun a region close to Bordeaux in south-western France.
  • proper noun the dry white wine produced in this region.
  • proper noun An English surname derived from Grave.

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

  • noun English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)


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