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Origin of Kir Royale
< French: royal Kir
Definition for kir royale (2 of 2)
[ keer ]
/ kɪər /
an apéritif of white wine or sometimes champagne (Kir Royale) flavored with cassis.
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 royale
/ (kɜː, kir) /
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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