- A deep red colour, like that of Burgundy wine.
- Of a deep red color like that of Burgundy wine.
- A region of France.
- (also Burgundy wine) A variety of red wine from this region.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bur"gun*dy (&?;), n. 1.
An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in
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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Burgundy was, prior to the 16th century, a Teutonic duchy of varying
extent in the SE. and E. of France; annexed to France as a province in
the 6th century; the country is still noted for its wines.
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