Main definitions of burgundy in English

: burgundy1Burgundy2

burgundy1

noun

mass noun
  • 1A wine from Burgundy (usually taken to be red unless otherwise specified)

    ‘a glass of Burgundy’
    count noun ‘elegant red burgundies’
    • ‘Red burgundy is a risk because you seldom know if it will meet your expectations.’
    • ‘‘We have different wine glasses for everything,’ notes Guillet, including individual styles for reds, burgundies, ports, Bordeaux and vintages from Alsace.’
    • ‘Lesser burgundies, often made partly from the same Gamay grape, are a handy warm-weather alternative to Beaujolais and, unlike their grander grand cru relatives, take happily to the chilling process.’
    • ‘Christian Hadfield won the best patisserie dish in a live cookout and received a trophy, and a magnum of red burgundy for his efforts.’
    • ‘In real terms this means the vinous equivalent of blue-chip stocks - classed-growth clarets, a very small number of burgundies and Rhone reds, some Italian reds and a handful of rare New World ‘boutique’ wines.’
    • ‘Typically, the French are so devoted to putting the region, village and vineyard on the label that they do not bother to mention the sole variety that these great white burgundies are made from - Chardonnay.’
    • ‘Somerfield's own-label red burgundy used to be horrid, but the past few vintages have been full of elegant, smoky, plummy fruit.’
    • ‘Latour is renowned for its elegant, distinctive white burgundies and this classy offering from the Côte Chalonnaise, just south of the fabled Côte d' Or, gets my top-end best-buy vote.’
    • ‘I never part company with my finest clarets and burgundies at Christmas.’
    • ‘As for the Pinot Noir, well, I told Walter I hoped he didn't mind if I said it was better than most red burgundies.’
    • ‘Given the erratic 2001 weather, it's a wonder that any decent burgundies were made at all.’
    • ‘Drouhin makes a skein of burgundies, from Beaujolais and Macon-Villages at less than $15 to grand crus in both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.’
    • ‘They smell divine and taste truly wonderful with a glass of burgundy.’
    • ‘I'm astonished that some wonderful red burgundies (Alexander's obvious passion) can be had at bottle prices scarcely above retail.’
    • ‘The Petrie Chardonnay 2003 is a clean, complex, minimally oaked food wine in the slightly austere style of top French white burgundies.’
    • ‘One reason is that Jadot makes the Chateau des Jacques wines like they make their red burgundies - in other words, with no or very little carbonic maceration, the traditional Beaujolais vinification.’
    • ‘It also set a standard by which I subconsciously measure all burgundies and Pinot Noirs.’
    • ‘Having said that, there is no point in serving your finest bottles of claret and burgundy with any meal eaten al fresco.’
    • ‘Les Caves des H-C is a favourite producer, with good value, toothsome, classic red burgundies, such as this light, plum and cherry, barrel-aged, old vine, Grande Cuvée edition.’
    • ‘And gamey red burgundies, not midden-scented ones please, for game.’
    1. 1.1 A deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.
      ‘warm shades of brown and burgundy’
      as modifier ‘burgundy leather’
      • ‘Our late-October visit to Skye meant we saw magnificent flashes of gold, red and burgundy everywhere we looked.’
      • ‘The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.’
      • ‘Her hair was an indefinite assortment of blacks, burgundies, purples, and browns.’
      • ‘The layout fuses a pastiche of 90s chrome and 70s retro with a swinging 60's colour scheme of greens, burgundies and blues.’
      • ‘Both are bright and generously sized, with rich burgundy walls providing the backdrop to a most unusual timber floor with inlay.’
      • ‘During the attack the woman's burgundy shoulder bag containing personal items of no real value was stolen.’
      • ‘It is now quite normal to see beautiful, healthy dark Chinese hair streaked with red, orange and burgundy.’
      • ‘Dark reds like burgundy and maroon appeal to moderate income groups.’
      • ‘As summer turns into autumn, colour in your garden can be transformed into a sea of amber, orange, red and burgundy, if you choose the right plants.’
      • ‘All the bridesmaids wore dresses of burgundy silk and carried matching posies.’
      • ‘The square is bedecked in rich burgundy tapestries and lords and ladies watch from their thrones in the terraces above.’
      • ‘This winter, chiffon dresses and smart coats in red, burgundy, pink and purple play the leading role in the collection.’
      • ‘For lips, deep burgundies and caramel shades look fab on darkest skins.’
      • ‘I'm not just talking about rich burgundies and purples, but sharp yellow, burnt orange and bright blues, previously thought suitable only for summer.’
      • ‘With its burgundies and browns, the house interior echoes the rich emotions of the characters.’
      • ‘Avondale is focusing on six dye ranges with colors including khakis, grays, browns, burgundies and greens.’
      • ‘Introduced in eight earth tones last June, Entropy is now being offered in shades like blues and burgundies, colors typically associated with corporate environments.’
      • ‘A specialist in necktie design, he says his interest in this branch of fashion began as a teenager when he was fascinated by the way the racing greens and burgundies of his school tie at once expressed its sporty and conservative ethos.’
      • ‘Greys are still doing really good, and burgundies.’
      • ‘Fresh, soft colors are lovely for spring and summer; golds, copper tones and rusty reds for fall, and deep marine blues, teal green, deep burgundies and plums, or platinum shades for winter.’

Pronunciation

burgundy

/ˈbəːɡəndi/

Main definitions of burgundy in English

: burgundy1Burgundy2

Burgundy2

proper noun

  • A region and former duchy of east central France, centred on Dijon. The region is noted for its wine.

    French name Bourgogne

Pronunciation

Burgundy

/ˈbəːɡəndi/