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[boo r-geen-yuhn; French boor-gee-nyawn] /ˌbʊər ginˈyʌn; French bur giˈnyɔ̃/
noun, French Cookery.
Burgundy (def 5).
Origin of bourguignon
From French, dating back to 1915-20, masculine adj.: of Burgundy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • bourguignon found that under the most favorable conditions the mites of Sarcoptes scabiei equi would live for sixteen days.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Thus, in the mouse are found Sarcoptes notoedre, bourguignon, var.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • bourguignon's affair is still in everybody's mouth in that quarter.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • My brother's picture was exposed there; it was a battle piece in the style of bourguignon.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Was that lousy bourguignon going to stop them from having a drink?

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • bourguignon would have groaned in spirit, could he have seen the wine that Tapin gave for her two sous.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • The sentinel had received orders to let him pass, so Buvat, conducted by bourguignon, passed proudly by him.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • It was too absurd; he would go to bourguignon's on the morrow.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Le bon aptre du roi fait l le saint homme, et il est bien mieux pris que lorsque le bourguignon le mena Lige.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale

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