- a seaport in and the capital of Gironde, in SW France, on the Garonne River.
- any of various wines produced in the region surrounding Bordeaux, especially claret.
- Bordeaux mixture.
- an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 miles (72 km) long.
- a department in SW France. 4141 sq. mi. (10,725 sq. km). Capital: Bordeaux.
- the Gironde, the party of the Girondists.
Examples from the Web for bordeaux
Mondavi also realized the value of coaxing trophy names from Bordeaux into opening wineries in Napa.
Both produce some wines good enough to challenge the well-bred conceits of wine makers in Burgundy and Bordeaux.
In 1982 he helped to persuade a rising superstar of Bordeaux, Christian Moueix, to make wine in Napa under the label of Dominus.
Perhaps thanks to the surf and turf and the stellar Bordeaux and Sauvignon Blanc, there were no lost tempers.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me
P. J. O’Rourke
July 20, 2014
Claret, now synonymous with fine red Bordeaux, derives from the Latin word for “clear” and “pale-colored.”Summer in a Glass: Everything’s Coming Up Rosés
June 7, 2014
Then she had choice wine, Burgundy and Bordeaux, besides liqueurs, in the cellar.The Roof of France
Neither Lyons, Bordeaux, Nantes, can compare with it for sumptuosity.In the Heart of Vosges
He lies buried in the family tomb of the Viparts at Bordeaux.The Works of Whittier, Volume I (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The Parliament of Bordeaux compelled Rochefoucauld to surrender.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Ivory from Zanzibar, salt from Cadiz and wines from Bordeaux.The Harbor
- a port in SW France, on the River Garonne: a major centre of the wine trade. Pop: 215 363 (1999)
- any of several red, white, or rosé wines produced around Bordeaux
- a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
- an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)
Word Origin and History for bordeaux
1560s, type of wine imported from the city in southwestern France. Its name is Roman Burdigala (1c.), perhaps from a Celtic or pre-Celtic source the sense of which has been lost.
Port city in southwestern France.