Bourbon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The French Bourbon dynasty is named for the lordship of French Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Gaulish Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo ‎(froth, foam).

The subsidiary senses derive from the dynasty's name.

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Senses 1 and 4

Sense 2, 3, 5 and 6

Proper noun[edit]

Bourbon

  1. a European dynasty which reigns in Spain and formerly ruled the Kingdom of France.
  2. Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States.
  3. Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.
  4. (obsolete) The island of Réunion.
  5. A town in Indiana.
  6. A city in Missouri.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The French Bourbon dynasty is named for the lordship of Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Gaulish Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo ‎(froth, foam).

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Proper noun[edit]

Bourbon

  1. A surname​.
  2. Bourbon, a European dynasty that formerly reigned in France and now reigns in Spain
  3. Bourbon-l’Archambault, a commune in France