Sémillon

[sey-mee-yohn; French sey-mee-yawn]

Origin of Sémillon

1870–75; < French, earlier sémilion < Gascon semilhoun, equivalent to Old Provençal semilh(ar) to sow, derivative of seme seed (< Latin sēmen; see semen) + Gascon, Provençal -oun agentive suffix (apparently alluding to the variety's high productivity)
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Sémillon

noun
  1. a white grape grown in the Bordeaux area of France and in Australia, used for making wine
  2. any of various white wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Sémillon

French
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