Burgundy

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From Late Latin Burgundia, from Late Latin Burgundiones (highlanders), from Proto-Germanic *Burgundī, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰonts (high, mighty). Doublet of Bourgogne.

Burgundy (wine) is an abbreviation of the attributive use of the regional name, in Burgundy wine.

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Burgundy

  1. A former region in France; since 2016, part of the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
  2. A duchy in the Middle Ages in France and the Netherlands.

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Burgundy (countable and uncountable, plural Burgundies)

  1. A variety of red wine from this region.
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
      Some day, when you are tired of London, come down to Treadley, and expound to me your philosophy of pleasure over some admirable Burgundy I am fortunate enough to possess.
  2. A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.

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