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aligoté

[ French a-lee-gaw-tey; English al-i-goh-tey ]
/ French a li gɔˈteɪ; English ˌæl ɪ goʊˈteɪ /
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noun
a white grape of Burgundy.
the dry white wine made from this grape.
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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
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How to use aligoté in a sentence

  • Mashed Potatoes Aligote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten This is a very sophisticated version of cheese-laced mashed potatoes.

    Comfort Food Mashup|Cookstr.com|October 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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