noun, plural Bur·gun·dies for 2, 3, 5.
- French . a region in central France: a former kingdom, duchy, and province.
- any of various wines, red and white, mostly still, full, and dry, produced in the Burgundy region.
- (often lowercase) any of various red wines with similar characteristics made elsewhere.
- (lowercase) a grayish red-brown to dark blackish-purple color.
- Also called Burgundy sauce. a sauce made with red wine and thickened with an espagnole sauce or kneaded butter, served with eggs, meat, fish, or poultry.
- (lowercase) having the color burgundy.
noun plural -dies
- a region of E France famous for its wines, lying west of the Saône: formerly a semi-independent duchy; annexed to France in 1482French name: Bourgogne
- Free County of Burgundy another name for
- a monarchy (1384–1477) of medieval Europe, at its height including the Low Countries, the duchy of Burgundy, and Franche-Comté
- Kingdom of Burgundy a kingdom in E France, established in the early 6th century ad, eventually including the later duchy of Burgundy, Franche-Comté, and the Kingdom of Provence: known as the Kingdom of Arles from the 13th century
- any red or white wine produced in the region of Burgundy, around Dijon
- any heavy red table wine
- (often not capital) a blackish-purple to purplish-red colour
1670s, “wine made in Burgundy,” region and former duchy in France. The place name is from Medieval Latin Burgundia, from Late Latin Burgundiones, literally “highlanders,” from PIE *bhrgh-nt- “high, mighty,” from root *bhrgh- “high” (see ).