appellation

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English[edit]

A bottle of Rossese di Dolceacqua wine which states that "Rossese di Dolceacqua" is a denominazione di origine controllata, i.e. an appellation.

Etymology[edit]

From late Middle English appellacion, from Old French apellatiun, from Latin appellātiō (a naming).

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appellation (plural appellations)

  1. (formal or dated) A name or title by which someone is addressed or identified; a designation.
    • 1912, Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
      "I'll not," retorted "Teeter" Nelson, whose first name was Harry, but who had gained his appellation because of a habit he had of "teetering" on his tiptoes when reciting in class. "I've got Peaches all right," and there was a struggle between the two lads, one trying to throw a snowball, and the other trying to prevent him.
    • 1925, Alfred Louis Kroeber, Handbook of the Indians of California (page 225)
      Russian River flows through a country of hill ridges, which in many places are dignifiable with the appellation of mountains.
    • 1990, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (translators), Fyodor Dostoevsky (author), The Brothers Karamazov, North Point Press, →ISBN, page 742:
      Gentlemen of the jury, what is a father, a real father, what does this great word mean, what terribly great idea is contained in this appellation?
    • 2019 March 13, Drachinifel, The Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron - Voyage of the Damned[1], archived from the original on 20 December 2022, retrieved 22 December 2022, 1:11 from the start:
      The first, and (spoiler alert) last, voyage of the Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron is about as close a candidate to the appellation "voyage of the damned" as you're ever likely to get. But quite how did this floating disaster, which literally drove some of the men involved insane, and would ultimately find its end at the Battle of Tsushima, actually come about?
  2. A geographical indication for wine that describes its geographic origin.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French apellatiun, but respelt to conform with the ultimate Latin etymon, appellātiō.

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  • IPA(key): /a.pɛ.la.sjɔ̃/, /a.pe.la.sjɔ̃/
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appellation f (plural appellations)

  1. call (instance of calling out)
  2. a common name; appellation

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