- 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. 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 campānia flat open country ; see campaign .
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.
(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.
- You can almost hear the champagne corks popping.
- There were linen napkins, two china plates and champagne flutes on top.
- On the one hand, the death of the count of Champagne (May 1201) had induced the crusaders to elect as their leader Boniface of Montferrat, the brother of Conrad; and Boniface was the cousin of Philip, and interested in Constantinople, where not only Conrad, but another brother as well, had served, and suffered for their service at the hands of their masters.
- Of Champagne) were the equals of any duke and the superiors of many.
- I'm not sure anyone else in our group was in shape to drive home after our champagne celebration of the scary new life each of us agreed to embrace.