(sā mē yōn′; Fr, -yō̂n′)
- a white grape grown esp. in and near Bordeaux, used esp. in making Sauternes
- a usually dry white wine made from this grape
See semillon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also Se·mil·lon noun
- A variety of late-ripening grape, often blended with other grapes to produce a dry white wine.
- A white wine produced from this grape.
Origin: , from obsolete sémilion
Origin: , from dialectal semilhoun
Origin: , from Old Provençal semilhar, to sow
Origin: , from seme, seed
Origin: , from Latin sēmen; see semen