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[bahr-sak; French bar-sak]
  1. a village and winegrowing district in Gironde, in SW France.
  2. a sweet, white Sauterne from here.
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Historical Examples of barsac

  • So I bought a cooked chicken and a bottle of Barsac, and mounting to the apartment of the invalid, I made him eat and drink.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service

  • So, with my daughters in the centre, and Captain de Barsac and myself thrown out in strong flanking parties, we began our march.

  • It was astonishing to see how tirelessly De Barsac held those opera-glasses, which must have weighed at least an ounce.

  • I was smoking restlessly in the conservatory of the hotel when a bellboy brought me the card of Captain le Vicmte de Barsac.

  • There are other good crops made in the same parishes of Sauterne, Prignac, and Barsac; but none as good as these.

British Dictionary definitions for barsac


  1. a sweet French white wine produced around the town of Barsac in the Gironde
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