- 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 s&emacron;men; see semen.