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Definitions for burgundy
ˈbɜr gən dibur·gundy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bourgogne, Burgundynoun

    a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines

  2. Burgundy, Burgundy winenoun

    red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)

  3. burgundynoun

    a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color


  1. burgundynoun


  2. burgundyadjective

    Of a deep red color like that of Burgundy wine.

  3. Burgundynoun

    A variety of red wine from this region.

  4. Burgundynoun

    A variety of wine resembling that of Burgundy; especially from Australia or California.

  5. Burgundynoun

    A region of France.

  6. Etymology: Adapted from Medieval Burgundia, Bourgogne < Late Burgundiones. Burgundy (wine) is an abbreviation of the attributive use of the regional name, in Burgundy wine.


  1. Burgundy

    Burgundy (; French: Bourgogne [buʁɡɔɲ] (listen)) is a historical territory and former administrative region and province of east-central France. The province was once home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th century. The capital of Dijon was one of the great European centres of art and science, a place of tremendous wealth and power, and Western Monasticism. In early Modern Europe, Burgundy was a focal point of courtly culture that set the fashion for European royal houses and their court. The Duchy of Burgundy was a key in the transformation of the Middle Ages toward early modern Europe. Upon the 9th-century partitions of the Kingdom of Burgundy, the lands and remnants partitioned to the Kingdom of France were reduced to a ducal rank by King Robert II of France in 1004. The House of Burgundy, a cadet branch of the House of Capet, ruled over a territory that roughly conformed to the borders and territories of the modern administrative region of Burgundy. Upon the extinction of the Burgundian male line the duchy reverted to the King of France and the House of Valois. Following the marriage of Philip of Valois and Margaret III of Flanders, the Duchy of Burgundy was absorbed into the Burgundian State alongside parts of the Low Countries which would become collectively known as the Burgundian Netherlands. Upon further acquisitions of the County of Burgundy, Holland, and Luxembourg, the House of Valois-Burgundy came into possession of numerous French and imperial fiefs stretching from the western Alps to the North Sea, in some ways reminiscent of the Middle Frankish realm of Lotharingia. The Burgundian State, in its own right, was one of the largest ducal territories that existed at the time of the emergence of Early Modern Europe. It was regarded as one of the major powers of the 15th century and the early 16th century. The Dukes of Burgundy were among the wealthiest and the most powerful princes in Europe and were sometimes called "Grand Dukes of the West". Through its possessions the Burgundian State was a major European centre of trade and commerce. The extinction of the dynasty led to the absorption of the duchy itself into the French crown lands by King Louis XI, while the bulk of the Burgundian possessions in the Low Countries passed to Duke Charles the Bold's daughter, Mary, and her Habsburg descendants. Thus the partition of the Burgundian heritage marked the beginning of the centuries-long French–Habsburg rivalry and played a pivotal role in European politics long after Burgundy had lost its role as an independent political identity.


  1. burgundy

    Burgundy is a rich, dark red color that is named after the wine produced in the Burgundy region of France. It is also used to describe a region in France famous for its wine, culture and history, a type of strong red wine itself made in this region, or a type of heavy cloth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgundynoun

    an old province of France (in the eastern central part)

  2. Burgundynoun

    a richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France


  1. Burgundy

    Burgundy is a region of central France. Burgundy includes the following four departements: Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Nièvre

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burgundy

    bur′gun-di, n. a generous French red wine, so called from Burgundy, the district where it is made.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. burgundy

    A large province in France, derives its name from the Burgundians, a Gothic tribe who overran Gaul in 275, but were driven out by the Emperor Probus; they returned in 287, and were defeated by Maximin. In 413 they established a kingdom, comprising the present Burgundy, large parts of Switzerland, with Alsace, Savoy, Provence, etc., Gondicaire, their leader, the first king. It was conquered by the Franks, 534. Annexed to France, 1477.

Editors Contribution

  1. burgundy

    Burgandy is Royalty and Repentance

    Submitted by anonymous on May 26, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Burgundy

    A wine produced in the French province of the same name.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burgundy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burgundy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of burgundy in a Sentence

  1. James Thurber:

    It's a na?ve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

  2. Martha MacCallum:

    There's a bit of Ron Burgundy in every newsroom..

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