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Chardonnay

[ shahr-dn-ey; French shar-daw-ne ]
/ ˌʃɑr dnˈeɪ; French ʃar dɔˈnɛ /
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a white grape used in winemaking.
a dry white wine made with this grape.
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Also called Pinot Chardonnay.

Origin of Chardonnay

From the French word chardon(n)ay
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How to use Chardonnay in a sentence

  • A blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Gris grapes, this smooth bottle of bubbles can be enjoyed on its own or with fruit and cheese.

    The best wines for Thanksgiving|Rachel King|November 21, 2020|Fortune

British Dictionary definitions for Chardonnay

Chardonnay
/ (ˈʃɑːdəˌneɪ) /

noun (sometimes not capital)
a white grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
any of various white wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Chardonnay

French
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