Bordeaux

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French Bordeaux.

Proper noun[edit]

Bordeaux

  1. A city in southwest France.

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Noun[edit]

Bordeaux (countable and uncountable, plural Bordeauxes or Bordeauxs)

  1. A wine coming from that area.
    We had a nice bottle of Bordeaux last night.
    • 1989, Upscale: The Successful Black Magazine, page 68:
      Some fine Bordeauxes and Cabernets actually grow smoother as they sit, and are better served seven or eight years old.
  2. A Bordeaux mixture.
    • 1898, Annual Report of the New Jersey State Agricultural Experiment Stations:
      The two Bordeauxs used differed only in the percentage of lime which they contained.
    • 1911, Station Bulletin, volumes 152-165, page 28:
      The patent Bordeauxs which are on the market have not been shown to be any less liable to produce injury than the home-made mixtures, amd many of them have proven quite inefficient in controlling diseases.
    • 1925, Drug and Chemical Markets, volume 16, page 338:
      Contrary to the views of many of the backers of Pickering Bordeaux, we have found a three to one Bordeaux just as good a fungicide as a Bordeaux in which only just enough lime is used to throw down all of the copper as a precipitate.
    • 1998, Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower's Guide:
      Avoid overhead irrigation After harvest and before fall rains, prune out and destroy old wood and apply a Bordeaux or a fixed copper fungicide. Spray again in spring when new laterals are leafing out[.]

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bordeaux

  1. Bordeaux

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably ultimately from the Latin Burdigala, of Celtic origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Bordeaux m

  1. Bordeaux
  2. A surname​.

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