Champagne Definition

shăm-pān
noun
Any of various wines produced in Champagne, France.
Webster's New World
Now, any effervescent white wine made there or elsewhere: regarded as a symbol of luxurious living.
Webster's New World
The typical color of such wine; pale, tawny yellow or greenish yellow.
Webster's New World
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proper name
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.
Webster's New World
adjective
Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.
Wiktionary
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verb
(intransitive) To drink champagne.
Wiktionary
To ply or treat with champagne.
Wiktionary
other
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.
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Other Word Forms of Champagne

Noun

Singular:
champagne
Plural:
champagnes

Origin of Champagne

  • French short for (vin de) Champagne (wine from) Champagne from Late Latin campānia flat open country campaign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French champagne.

    From Wiktionary

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