- any of the red or white wines, typically dry, made in Burgundy
- a red wine of similar type made elsewhere
- loosely any dry red table wine
- a purplish red
- historical region in E France of varying extent
- metropolitan region in E France: 12,194 sq mi (31,582 sq km); chief town, Dijon
- A ducal house of Burgundy split into the Capetian line (1032-1361) and the Cadet, or Valois, line (1363-1477).
- A Portuguese dynasty (1139-1383) beginning with Alfonso I, who made Portugal an independent kingdom.
- a. Any of various red or white wines produced in the Burgundy region of France.b. Any of various similar wines produced elsewhere.
- burgundy A dark grayish or blackish red to dark purplish red or reddish brown.
(comparative more burgundy, superlative most burgundy)
1881, from attributive use of Burgundy (“wine from Burgundy”) from Burgundy wine from Burgundy (“region of France”) + wine.
- A region of France.
- A variety of red wine from this region.
- A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.
Adapted from Medieval Latin Burgundia, French Bourgogne, from Late Latin Burgundiones (“highlanders”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrgh-nt- (“high, mighty”), from *bʰerǵʰ- (“high”). Cognate with Old Armenian բուրգն (burgn, “tower”), Proto-Celtic *brixs.
Burgundy (wine) is an abbreviation of the attributive use of the regional name, in Burgundy wine.