- French Bourgogne. a region in central France: a former kingdom, duchy, and province.
- any of various wines, red and white, mostly still, full, and dry, produced in the Burgundy region.
- (often lowercase) any of various red wines with similar characteristics made elsewhere.
- (lowercase) a grayish red-brown to dark blackish-purple color.
- Also called Burgundy sauce. a sauce made with red wine and thickened with an espagnole sauce or kneaded butter, served with eggs, meat, fish, or poultry.
- (lowercase) having the color burgundy.
Examples from the Web for burgundy
The du Pont family descended from Huguenot nobility in Burgundy, emigrating to the United States in 1800.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
Both produce some wines good enough to challenge the well-bred conceits of wine makers in Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Everybody making pinot noir lives in the shadow of one tiny vineyard in Burgundy, the 4.4 acres of La Romanee-Conti.
I first tried these ciders in Burgundy, before they were imported to the United States.Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good
July 19, 2014
The wine-makers of Burgundy strongly believe that their beloved region meets these high standards.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?
May 31, 2014
Then she had choice wine, Burgundy and Bordeaux, besides liqueurs, in the cellar.The Roof of France
You ought to have told me to order your Burgundy, and they would not have brought you that stuff.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
He is desirous of purchasing some Leicestershires for his estate in Burgundy.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
My-Boot's nose was in full bloom, a regular purple Burgundy dahlia.L'Assommoir
Didn't I think that burgundy was better than port and sherry?The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
- a region of E France famous for its wines, lying west of the Saône: formerly a semi-independent duchy; annexed to France in 1482French name: Bourgogne
- Free County of Burgundy another name for Franche-Comté
- a monarchy (1384–1477) of medieval Europe, at its height including the Low Countries, the duchy of Burgundy, and Franche-Comté
- Kingdom of Burgundy a kingdom in E France, established in the early 6th century ad, eventually including the later duchy of Burgundy, Franche-Comté, and the Kingdom of Provence: known as the Kingdom of Arles from the 13th century
- any red or white wine produced in the region of Burgundy, around Dijon
- any heavy red table wine
- (often not capital) a blackish-purple to purplish-red colour
Word Origin and History for burgundy
1670s, "wine made in Burgundy," region and former duchy in France. The place name is from Medieval Latin Burgundia, from Late Latin Burgundiones, literally "highlanders," from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, mighty," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).