from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white grape, esteemed for the table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white grape, highly esteemed for the table.


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  • King's Grape Vine, which, good seasons and bad, can be counted on to give three thousand kilos of authentic _chasselas_, grapes of the finest quality.

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  • Tu laisseras entendre que bientôt nous aurons du chasselas exquis, et que si nos voeux pouvaient se réaliser ...

    French Conversation and Composition

  • To-day they limit themselves to wines produced from what is known as the “fendant” variety of grape, said by some to be identical with the German riesling, and by others to be of the same type as the French chasselas.

    Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines

  • This could be the year we cut the chardonnay cord and risk the shame of mispronouncing gruner veltliner or chasselas to sip something more, well, interesting.

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  • So how about a fine chasselas to kick off this week's selections?

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  • Associated most commonly with Switzerland, where it's often used to make fondue, the white chasselas grape gets little attention in Canada.

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  • They were of the species of the famous _chasselas de Fontainebleau_, which are said to have sprung from a stock of vine-plants, imported by Francis I. from the island of Cyprus.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • During the fondue, we don't drink anything else than wine (a chasselas, pinot gris or chardonnay should do fine), liquor or hot tea.


  • Beyond schnapps, the Swiss often drink white wine while they eat fondue, usually the same Fendant in the recipe or the closely related chasselas preferred in the Lausanne and Geneva areas. - News

  • And the water-grapes from Fontainebleau: ‘J’ai du bon chasselas.’”

    The Captive


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