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  1. a dry white wine from the Loire valley region of France.

Origin of Sancerre

after Sancerre, a town in the region (Cher department)
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Examples from the Web for sancerre

Historical Examples

  • Sancerre and La Rochelle in the west, were the most important.

    Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition</p>

    A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson

  • Sancerre, on the contrary, answers all the conditions of the text.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2

    Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

  • Anna wished to spend the day at Sancerre with her school-friend.

    Parisians in the Country

    Honore de Balzac

  • Paquita of Sancerre scented the storms, the atmosphere of Paris.

    Parisians in the Country

    Honore de Balzac

  • I said you had gone to Sancerre to turn Pegasus out to grass.

    Parisians in the Country

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for sancerre


  1. a dry white wine produced in the Loire valley in France

Word Origin

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