vendange

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See also: vendangé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vendange.

Noun[edit]

vendange (plural vendanges)

  1. The annual grape harvest, especially in France.
    • 1953, Patrick O'Brian, The Frozen Flame, 2007, republished as The Catalans, W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, page 179,
      For them the vendange was a feast, a ritual, a time of strange excitement, more intense by far than the harvest of the corn in the north, more religious.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 534:
      ‘I could, of course, stay until after the vendanges, if I wished,’ said the Prince.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vendenge, from Latin vindēmia, from vīnum (wine) +‎ dēmō (take away) +‎ -ia (noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vendange f (plural vendanges)

  1. vintage (yield of grapes for wine-making)
  2. (by extension) grapes harvested for wine-making
  3. (chiefly plural) grape harvesting season

Verb[edit]

vendange

  1. inflection of vendanger:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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