Definition of burgundy in English:

burgundy

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also set a standard by which I subconsciously measure all burgundies and Pinot Noirs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Petrie Chardonnay 2003 is a clean, complex, minimally oaked food wine in the slightly austere style of top French white burgundies.’
    • ‘Given the erratic 2001 weather, it's a wonder that any decent burgundies were made at all.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Christian Hadfield won the best patisserie dish in a live cookout and received a trophy, and a magnum of red burgundy for his efforts.’
    • ‘Somerfield's own-label red burgundy used to be horrid, but the past few vintages have been full of elegant, smoky, plummy fruit.’
    • ‘Having said that, there is no point in serving your finest bottles of claret and burgundy with any meal eaten al fresco.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I never part company with my finest clarets and burgundies at Christmas.’
    • ‘And gamey red burgundies, not midden-scented ones please, for game.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1A deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.
      ‘warm shades of brown and burgundy’
      [as modifier] ‘burgundy leather’
      • ‘Avondale is focusing on six dye ranges with colors including khakis, grays, browns, burgundies and greens.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is now quite normal to see beautiful, healthy dark Chinese hair streaked with red, orange and burgundy.’
      • ‘Our late-October visit to Skye meant we saw magnificent flashes of gold, red and burgundy everywhere we looked.’
      • ‘The layout fuses a pastiche of 90s chrome and 70s retro with a swinging 60's colour scheme of greens, burgundies and blues.’
      • ‘Greys are still doing really good, and burgundies.’
      • ‘With its burgundies and browns, the house interior echoes the rich emotions of the characters.’
      • ‘Both are bright and generously sized, with rich burgundy walls providing the backdrop to a most unusual timber floor with inlay.’
      • ‘For lips, deep burgundies and caramel shades look fab on darkest skins.’
      • ‘During the attack the woman's burgundy shoulder bag containing personal items of no real value was stolen.’
      • ‘Introduced in eight earth tones last June, Entropy is now being offered in shades like blues and burgundies, colors typically associated with corporate environments.’
      • ‘I'm not just talking about rich burgundies and purples, but sharp yellow, burnt orange and bright blues, previously thought suitable only for summer.’
      • ‘All the bridesmaids wore dresses of burgundy silk and carried matching posies.’
      • ‘This winter, chiffon dresses and smart coats in red, burgundy, pink and purple play the leading role in the collection.’
      • ‘Her hair was an indefinite assortment of blacks, burgundies, purples, and browns.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Dark reds like burgundy and maroon appeal to moderate income groups.’
      • ‘The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.’
      • ‘The square is bedecked in rich burgundy tapestries and lords and ladies watch from their thrones in the terraces above.’

Pronunciation:

burgundy

/ˈbəːɡəndi/

Definition of Burgundy in English:

Burgundy

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/