[kab-er-ney soh-vin-yohn; French ka-ber-ney soh-vee-nyawn]
a premium red grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in northern California.
a dry red wine made from this grape.
Origin of Cabernet Sauvignon
< French cabernet variety of red grape < Médoc dialect, also carbenet, carmenet; sauvignon, Middle French sarvinien name applied regionally to various grape varieties; both words of obscure origin
Also called Ca·ber·net.
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noun (sometimes not capitals)
a black grape originally grown in the Bordeaux area of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
any of various red wines made from this grape
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