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Cabernet Sauvignon

[kab-er-ney soh-vin-yohn; French ka-ber-ney soh-vee-nyawn]
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  1. a premium red grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in northern California.
  2. a dry red wine made from this grape.

Origin of Cabernet Sauvignon

< French cabernet variety of red grape < Médoc dialect, also carbenet, carmenet; sauvignon, Middle French sarvinien name applied regionally to various grape varieties; both words of obscure origin
Also called Ca·ber·net.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

noun (sometimes not capitals)
  1. a black grape originally grown in the Bordeaux area of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
  2. any of various red wines made from this grape
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Word Origin and History for cabernet

n.

family of grapes, or wine made from them, 1833, from French. Supposedly the best of them, cabernet sauvignon is attested in English from 1846.

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