Definitions

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

  • noun A market town.
  • noun A medieval village, especially one situated near a castle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A town; a borough: chiefly with reference to French towns.
  • noun A name given to the red wine of a large district in France in the department of Gironde, on the north bank of the Dordogne.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin burgus, fortress, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

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