[koo-vey; French ky-vey]
  1. wine in vats or casks, blended, often from different vintages, for uniform quality.
  2. a blend resulting from the mixing of wines, especially of champagnes produced by several vineyards in the same district.

Origin of cuvée

1825–35; < French, equivalent to cuve cask, vat (≪ Latin cūpa; cf. cup) + -ée past participle suffix; see -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cuvee


  1. an individual batch or blend of wine

Word Origin for cuvée

C19: from French, literally: put in a cask, from cuve cask
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