- Burgundy wine
A region of France.
Other Word Forms of Burgundy
Origin of Burgundy
Adapted from Medieval Latin Burgundia, French Bourgogne, from Late Latin Burgundiones (“highlanders”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrgh-nt- (“high, mighty”), from *bʰerǵʰ- (“high”). Cognate with Old Armenian բուրգն (burgn, “tower”), Proto-Celtic *brixs.
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.
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