from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A variety of grape originally grown in France that is often blended with other grapes to make white wine, including the French Sauternes.
- noun An often dry white wine made from this grape.
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- proper noun A golden-skinned
grapeused to make dry and sweet white wines, most notably in France and Australia.
- proper noun A variety of
winemade from this grape.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from obsolete sémilion, from dialectal semilhoun, from Old Provençal semilhar, to sow, from seme, seed, from Latin sēmen; see semen.]
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