from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, one of the sparkling wines of Champagne produced at Sillery, a village in the department of Marne: now a mere trade-name having little signification. Compare champagne.
  • n. A still white wine produced within a few miles of Rheims.


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