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noun, plural Beau·jo·laises [boh-zhuh-leyz] /ˌboʊ ʒəˈleɪz/ for 2.
  1. a wine-growing region in E France, in Rhône department.
  2. a dry, fruity red Burgundy wine from this region that does not age and usually must be drunk within a few months after it is made.
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Historical Examples

  • There was only one letter addressed to Beaujolais, and it bore a foreign postmark.

  • Do you remain here and keep the attention of Beaujolais and de Mirepoix.

    Monsieur Beaucaire

    Booth Tarkington

  • "Those are a few of my brother's names," whispered Henri of Beaujolais to Molyneux.

    Monsieur Beaucaire

    Booth Tarkington

  • The health of Beaujolais soon began to suffer, and it was evident that he must die unless he could have fresh air.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • At Bouchet, for instance, I uncorked my bottle of Beaujolais, and asked the host to join me.

British Dictionary definitions for beaujolais


  1. (sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France
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Word Origin and History for beaujolais



type of Burgundy, 1863, from name of a district in the department of Lyonnais, France, which is named for the town of Beaujeu, from French beau "beautiful" + Latin jugum "hill."

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