a member of a French royal family that ruled in France 1589–1792, Spain 1700–1931, and Naples 1735–1806, 1815–60.
Charles [sharl], /ʃarl/, "Constable de Bourbon", 1490–1527, French general.
a person who is extremely conservative or reactionary.
(lowercase)Also called bourbon whiskey . a straight whiskey distilled from a mash having 51 percent or more corn: originally the corn whiskey produced in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
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How to use Bourbon in a sentence
From cognac to Bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
In Kentucky the Bourbon distillers have had to increase their payrolls by 77 per cent in two years to meet the demand.
“I would enjoy having some Kentucky Bourbon,” President Obama said on Wednesday.
And Obama suggested that he and McConnell could share some Kentucky Bourbon.
He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-Bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.
The imperialists under the duke of Bourbon, took Rome by assault and plundered it.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
As I left the Palais-Bourbon at five o'clock that afternoon, it rejoiced my heart to breathe in the sunny air.Marguerite | Anatole France
The house of Bourbon, the younger sons of the Valois, were at work beneath the surface of the Reformation.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
The Bourbon dynasty reduced brigandage very much, and secured order on the main high-roads.
I now brought forth from the cupboard a bottle of my choicest Bourbon and four glasses.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for bourbon (1 of 2)
a whiskey distilled, chiefly in the US, from maize, esp one containing at least 51 per cent maize (the rest being malt and rye) and aged in charred white-oak barrels
British Dictionary definitions for Bourbon (2 of 2)
a member of the European royal line that ruled in France from 1589 to 1793 (when Louis XVI was executed by the revolutionaries) and was restored in 1815, continuing to rule in its Orleans branch from 1830 until 1848. Bourbon dynasties also ruled in Spain (1700–1808; 1813–1931) and Naples and Sicily (1734–1806; 1815–1860)
(as modifier): the Bourbon kings
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