A bottle and single glass of champagne wine.
champagne definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic any of various wines produced in Champagne, France
- now, any effervescent white wine made there or elsewhere: regarded as a symbol of luxurious living
- the typical color of such wine; pale, tawny yellow or greenish yellow
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agricultural and historical region of NE France: now mostly in the metropolitan region of , which also includes part of the Ardennes plateau: 9,887 sq mi (25,607 sq km); pop. 1,348,000; chief city, Reims
champagne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne.b. A similar sparkling wine made elsewhere.
- A pale orange yellow to grayish yellow or yellowish gray.
Origin: French, short for (vin de) Champagne, (wine from) Champagne, from Late Latin campānia, flat open country; see campaign.
A historical region and former province of northeast France. It was incorporated into the French royal domain in 1314. The sparkling wine champagne was first produced here c. 1700.