[French a-lee-gaw-tey; English al-i-goh-tey]


a white grape of Burgundy.
the dry white wine made from this grape.

Origin of aligoté

1910–15; < French, apparently noun use of past participle of Old French (h)aligoter, harigoter to tear up, shred (see haricot2, harry); sense development unclear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019