- a white grape grown esp. in and near Bordeaux, used esp. in making Sauternes
- a usually dry white wine made from this grape
Origin of semillonFrench sémillon, ultimately from Classical Latin semen (gen. seminis), a seed
- A variety of grape originally grown in France that is often blended with other grapes to make white wine, including the French Sauternes.
- An often dry white wine made from this grape.
Origin of SemillonFrench from obsolete sémilion from dialectal semilhoun from Old Provençal semilhar to sow from seme seed from Latin sēmen ; see semen .