- 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
agricultural and historical region of NE France: now mostly in the metropolitan region of Champagne-Ardennes, which also includes part of the Ardennes plateau: 9,887 sq mi (25,607 sq km); chief city, Reims
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.
- 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 of champagneFrench, short for (vin de) Champagne, (wine from) Champagne, from Late Latin camp&amacron;nia, flat open country; see campaign.
(countable and uncountable, plural champagnes)
- (uncountable) A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne by the méthode champenoise
- (countable) any variety of champagne.
- (countable) A glass of champagne.
- (informal, and legally incorrect in some jurisdictions) Any sparkling white wine.
- A very pale brownish-gold colour, similar to that of champagne.
- Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.
(third-person singular simple present champagnes, present participle champagning, simple past and past participle champagned)
- (intransitive) To drink champagne.
- To ply or treat with champagne.