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Sauternes

[ soh-turn, saw-; French soh-tern ]
/ soʊˈtɜrn, sɔ-; French soʊˈtɛrn /
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noun

a rich, sweet white table wine of France.
the district near Bordeaux producing this wine.

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Sauternes
/ (səʊˈtɜːn) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) a sweet white wine made in the southern Bordeaux district of France

Word Origin for Sauternes

C18: from Sauternes, the district where it is produced
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