Sauvignon Blanc

[ soh-vin-yohn -blahngk; French soh-vee-nyawn -blahn ]
/ ˈsoʊ vɪnˌyõʊ̃ ˈblɑŋk; French soʊ vi nyɔ̃ ˈblɑ̃ /

noun

a white grape grown primarily in France and California.
a white table wine made from this grape.

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Origin of Sauvignon Blanc

1940–45; <French: white Sauvignon

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British Dictionary definitions for Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc
/ (ˈsəʊvɪnjɒn ˈblɒnk) /

noun

a white grape grown in the Bordeaux and Loire regions of France, New Zealand, and elsewhere, used for making wine
any of various white wines made from this grape
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