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- 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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- 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.