Kir

[ keer ]
/ kɪər /

noun

an apéritif of white wine or sometimes champagne (Kir Royale) flavored with cassis.

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Origin of Kir

< French, after Canon Félix Kir (1876–1968), mayor of Dijon, who allegedly created the recipe
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British Dictionary definitions for kir

kir
/ (kɜː, kir) /

noun

a drink made from dry white wine and cassis

Word Origin for kir

named after Canon F. Kir (1876–1968), mayor of Dijon, who is reputed to have invented it
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