Chablis

[ sha-blee, shuh-, shah-, shab-lee; French sha-blee ]
/ ʃæˈbli, ʃə-, ʃɑ-, ˈʃæb li; French ʃaˈbli /

noun, plural Cha·blis [sha-bleez, shuh-, shah-, shab-leez; French sha-blee] /ʃæˈbliz, ʃə-, ʃɑ-, ˈʃæb liz; French ʃaˈbli/.

a dry white wine from the Burgundy region in France.
a similar wine produced elsewhere.

Origin of Chablis

First recorded in 1660–70; named after Chablis, a town in the region

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British Dictionary definitions for chablis

Chablis

/ (ˈʃæblɪ, French ʃabli) /

noun

(sometimes not capitals) a dry white burgundy wine made around Chablis, in central France
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Word Origin and History for chablis

Chablis

n.

light, white Burgundy wine, 1660s, named for town of Chablis southeast of Paris. Made only of Chardonnay grapes. The French word chablis (16c.) is literally "deadwood," fallen from a tree through age or brought down by wind, short for bois chablis, from Old French *chableiz.

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