bourbon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From "bourbon whiskey", originally "Bourbon whiskey", of disputed provenance. Generally taken to derive from Bourbon County, Kentucky, but possibly also from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]

Both derive from the French Bourbon dynasty, named for the lordship of French Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo (froth, foam), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁- (to be hot, boil). See also Borvo.

Pronunciation[edit]

whiskey
biscuit

Noun[edit]

bourbon (countable and uncountable, plural bourbons)

  1. A whiskey distilled from a mixture of grains in which at least 51% is corn, aged in charred, new oak barrels. Made in the United States.
  2. A serving of bourbon whiskey.
  3. A Bourbon biscuit.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiniry, Laura. "Where Bourbon Really Got Its Name and More Tips on America’s Native Spirit". Smithsonian.com. 13 June 2013. Accessed 12 September 2013.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourbon m (plural boúrbones)

  1. bourbon