champagne

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English[edit]

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A glass of champagne

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French champagne.

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Noun[edit]

champagne (countable and uncountable, plural champagnes)

  1. A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne by the méthode champenoise
  2. (countable) Any variety of champagne.
  3. (countable) A glass of champagne.
  4. (informal, and legally incorrect in some jurisdictions) Any sparkling wine made with the méthode champenoise
  5. (informal, and legally incorrect in some jurisdictions) Any sparkling white wine.
  6. A very pale brownish-gold colour, similar to that of champagne.
    champagne colour:  

Usage notes[edit]

Describing non-Champagne sparkling wine as champagne is illegal in Europe. (The legal status in Britain may be affected by Brexit)

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Adjective[edit]

champagne (not comparable)

  1. Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.

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Verb[edit]

champagne (third-person singular simple present champagnes, present participle champagning, simple past and past participle champagned)

  1. (intransitive) To drink champagne.
    • 1814, Lord Byron
      We clareted and champagned till two, then supped, and finished with a kind of regency punch composed of Madeira, brandy, and green tea, no real water being admitted therein.
    • 1846, Richard Henry Bonnycastle, Canada and the Canadians in 1846 (page 34)
      On one occasion, I was at a meeting of the turf in an hotel after the races, where violent discussions and heavy champagning were going on.
  2. (transitive) To ply or treat with champagne.
    • 1989, Bruce Babington, Peter William Evans, Affairs to Remember (page 88)
      And equally, the central matter of Henry's infidelities has no actual dramatisation, so that we never see him coming out of a stage door with a Follies girl on his arm, or champagning a debutante, let alone entering a boudoir.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the region Champagne, from Late Latin campania (compare Campania Remensis), from campāneus, from Latin campus.

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Noun[edit]

champagne m (plural champagnes)

  1. (countable and uncountable) champagne (wine from the Champagne region)
  2. (non-European French, informal, legally incorrect in some jurisdictions) sparkling wine, generic champagne
  3. (heraldry) base; bottom third of a coat of arms

Usage notes[edit]

Describing non-Champagne sparkling wine as champagne is illegal in Europe.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French champagne.

Noun[edit]

champagne m (inv)

  1. champagne (wine)
  2. champagne (color)

Adjective[edit]

champagne (inv)

  1. champagne (color)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English champagne, from French champagne, from Champagne, from Late Latin campania, from campāneus, from Latin campus.

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champagne

  1. champagne (sparkling wine made in Champagne)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French champagne.

Noun[edit]

champagne m (definite singular champagnen, indefinite plural champagner, definite plural champagnene)

  1. champagne

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French champagne.

Noun[edit]

champagne m (definite singular champagnen, indefinite plural champagnar, definite plural champagnane)

  1. champagne

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

champagne m (plural champagnes)

  1. Alternative spelling of champanhe

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

champagne m (plural champagnes)

  1. champagne

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French champagne.

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champagne c

  1. champagne (wine from the Champagne region)

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