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[kol-uh m-bahrd]
  1. a dry white wine, made especially in California.
  2. the white grape used to make this wine.
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Origin of colombard

< French colombar(d), equivalent to colombe dove (< Latin columba) + -ard -ard; presumably alluding to the color of the grapes
Also called French colombard.
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British Dictionary definitions for colombard


  1. a white grape grown in France, California, and Australia, used for making wine
  2. any of various moderately dry, spicy white wines made from this grape
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