Burgundy
Burgundy Bur"gun*dy, n. 1. An old province of France (in the eastern central part). [1913 Webster]

2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France. [1913 Webster]

{Burgundy pitch}, a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce ({Abies excelsa}) by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters. [1913 Webster]


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  • Burgundy — ( fr. Bourgogne; de. Burgund) is a region historically situated in modern day France and Switzerland, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo Romans), and in the 4th century assigned by Romans to the Germanic people the Burgundians, who …   Wikipedia

  • Burgundy — • In medieval times respectively a kingdom and a duchy, later a province of France Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Burgundy     Burgundy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Burgundy —    Burgundy was the wealthiest and most powerful state in fifteenth century Europe. During the WARS OF THE ROSES, the principality was the chief rival of FRANCE, and thus always a possible ally for whichever English faction lacked French support …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • BURGUNDY — BURGUNDY, former French duchy (to be distinguished from the county of Burgundy; see Franche Comté ). Jews were living in Burgundy at least from the first half of the ninth century, primarily in Chalon sur Saône and Macon. From the tenth century,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Burgundy — 1670s, wine made in Burgundy, duchy in France, from M.L. Burgundia, from L.L. Burgundiones, lit. highlanders …   Etymology dictionary

  • burgundy — ► NOUN (pl. burgundiies) 1) a red wine from Burgundy, a region of east central France. 2) a deep red colour …   English terms dictionary

  • Burgundy — Burgundy1 [bʉr′gən dē] n. pl. Burgundies [often b ] 1. a) any of the red or white wines, typically dry, made in Burgundy b) a red wine of similar type made elsewhere c) loosely any dry red table wine 2. a purplish red Burgundy2 …   English World dictionary

  • Burgundy — /berr geuhn dee/, n., pl. Burgundies for 2, 3, 5, adj. n. 1. French, Bourgogne. a region in central France: a former kingdom, duchy, and province. 2. wine, of many varieties, red and white, mostly still, full, and dry, produced in the Burgundy… …   Universalium

  • burgundy — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)gəndi[/t]] burgundies 1) COLOUR Burgundy is used to describe things that are purplish red in colour. He was wearing a burgundy polyester jacket. ...burgundy coloured armchairs. 2) N MASS Burgundy is a type of wine. It can be white or… …   English dictionary

  • burgundy — bur|gun|dy [ˈbə:gəndi US ˈbə:r ] n plural burgundies [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: Burgundia, from French Bourgogne Burgundy ] 1.) [U and C] red or white wine from the Burgundy area of France 2.) [U] a dark red colour >burgundy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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