A ducal house of Burgundy split into the Capetian line (1032–1361) and the Cadet, or Valois, line (1363–1477).
A Portuguese dynasty (1139–1383) beginning with Alfonso I, who made Portugal an independent kingdom.
A historical region and former duchy of eastern France. The area was first organized into a kingdom by the Burgundii, a Germanic people, in the 5th century ad . At the height of its later power in the 14th and 15th centuries, Burgundy controlled vast territories in present-day Netherlands, Belgium, and northeast France. It was incorporated into the French crown lands by Louis XI in 1477.
A dark grayish or blackish red to dark purplish red or reddish brown.
A purplish red.
(place) Historical region in E France of varying extent.
(place) Metropolitan region in E France: 12,194 sq mi (31,582 sq km); chief town, Dijon.
Alternative capitalization of Burgundy (wine).
A variety of red wine from this region.
A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.
Origin of burgundy
- 1881, from attributive use of Burgundy (“wine from Burgundy”) from Burgundy wine from Burgundy (“region of France”) + wine.
- Burgundy (wine) is an abbreviation of the attributive use of the regional name, in Burgundy wine.