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


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

Definition for sauternes (2 of 2)

[ soh-turn, saw- ]
/ soʊˈtɜrn, sɔ- /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

a semisweet white wine of California, commonly sold as a jug wine.

Origin of Sauterne

see origin at Sauternes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sauternes

/ (səʊˈtɜːn) /


(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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