a name, title, or designation.
the act of naming.
- mis·ap·pel·la·tion, noun
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How to use appellation in a sentence
The calls to put the “Julia Child of” appellation to rest feel welcome, and may indicate a broader shift in food storytelling.
Pinot noir lovers could spend their lives, and livers, exploring the appellations of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, from the flowery bouquet of Chambolle-Musigny to the power of Pommard and the velvet of Volnay.How to expand your red wine repertoire beyond cabs, pinots and merlots | Dave McIntyre | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
This wine approaches the more pricey appellation of Sancerre in its depth and minerality.This sauvignon blanc tastes like a splurge, but doesn’t cost like one | Dave McIntyre | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In the U.S. the equivalent of an appellation is called an American Viticultural Area.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards | Clive Irving | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe then Napa and Sonoma could get the chops to design an appellation regime of integrity.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards | Clive Irving | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many have even taken on their “escort name” as their everyday appellation, in the name of maintaining their “brand.”And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars | Scott Bixby | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And while Mandela was richly deserving of his Nobel Prize and earned the overused appellation "great man," he wasn't a saint.Nelson Mandela Was Undeniably Great But He Doesn’t Need a Halo | Michael Moynihan | December 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Name Synonyms; reputation, title, appellation, denomination, repute.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’ | The Daily Beast | February 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This last appellation seems to be another form of Riuiere du Fouez, given to this river by Cartier.
Champlain limits this appellation to the tribes that dwell upon the Ottawa.
This last appellation was but a nickname of the tribe, which was properly called Wendot or Wyandot.
Thomas Westfield died; a learned English divine, whose eloquence and pathos procured him the appellation of the weeping prophet.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Indeed, they used the epithet son of a goat in the same way as the modern vulgar do an appellation which is much more literal.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for appellation
an identifying name or title
the act of naming or giving a title to
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