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champagne

[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /
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noun
adjective
having the color of champagne.
luxurious or expensive: champagne tastes.
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Origin of champagne

First recorded in 1655–65; after Champagne

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH champagne

champagne , champaign

Other definitions for champagne (2 of 2)

Champagne
[ sham-peyn; French shahn-pan-yuh ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn; French ʃɑ̃ˈpan yə /

noun
a region and former province in NE France.
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British Dictionary definitions for champagne

champagne
/ (ʃæmˈpeɪn) /

noun
(sometimes capital) a white sparkling wine produced around Reims and Epernay, France
(loosely) any effervescent white wine
  1. a colour varying from a pale orange-yellow to a greyish-yellow
  2. (as adjective)a champagne carpet
(modifier) denoting a luxurious lifestylea champagne capitalist

Word Origin for champagne

from Champagne, a region of NE France
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