[ shahr-dn-ey; French shar-daw-ne ]
/ ˌʃɑr dnˈeɪ; French ʃar dɔˈnɛ /

a white grape used in winemaking.
a dry white wine made with this grape.

Origin of Chardonnay

From the French word chardon(n)ay
Also called Pinot Chardonnay. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for 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

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