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[boh-zhuh-ley] /ˌboʊ ʒəˈleɪ/
noun, plural Beaujolaises
[boh-zhuh-leyz] /ˌboʊ ʒəˈleɪz/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
a wine-growing region in E France, in Rhône department.
a dry, fruity red Burgundy wine from this region that does not age and usually must be drunk within a few months after it is made. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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(sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Beaujolais

type of Burgundy, 1863, from name of a district in the department of Lyonnais, France, which is named for the town of Beaujeu, from French beau "beautiful" + Latin jugum "hill."

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