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Bour·bon 1

 (bo͝or′bən, bo͞or-bôN′)
French royal family descended from Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1270?-1342), whose members have ruled in France (1589-1793 and 1814-1830), Spain (1700-1868, 1874-1931, and since 1975), and Naples and Sicily (1734-1860).

Bour·bon 2

 (bûr′bən)
n.
A political reactionary, especially a conservative Democrat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

[Partly in reference to the reactionary rule of the Bourbon family in France between 1815 and 1830 after its restoration to the monarchy, and partly in reference to the southern US origins of bourbon whiskey .]

bour·bon

 (bûr′bən)
n.
A whiskey distilled from a fermented mash containing not less than 51 percent corn in addition to malt and rye.

[After the region of Bourbon County, Kentucky, which formerly included much of the northeastern part of the state.]

bourbon

(ˈbɜːbən)
n
(Brewing) a whiskey distilled, chiefly in the US, from maize, esp one containing at least 51 per cent maize (the rest being malt and rye) and aged in charred white-oak barrels
[C19: named after Bourbon county, Kentucky, where it was first made]

Bourbon

(ˈbʊəbən; French burbɔ̃)
n
(Biography)
a. a member of the European royal line that ruled in France from 1589 to 1793 (when Louis XVI was executed by the revolutionaries) and was restored in 1815, continuing to rule in its Orleans branch from 1830 until 1848. Bourbon dynasties also ruled in Spain (1700–1808; 1813–1931) and Naples and Sicily (1734–1806; 1815–1860)
b. (as modifier): the Bourbon kings.

Bour•bon

(ˈbʊər bən, bʊərˈbɔ̃ for 1-3; ˈbɜr bən for 4 or, occasionally, for 3 )

n.
1. a member of a French royal family that ruled in France 1589–1792, 1814–1848. Branches of the family have ruled in Spain, Sicily, and Naples.
2. Charles, ( “Constable de Bourbon” ), 1490–1527, French general.
3. a person who is extremely conservative or reactionary.
4. (l.c.) Also called bour′bon whis′key. a straight whiskey distilled from a mash having 51 percent or more corn: orig. the corn whiskey produced in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

bourbon

- Named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, an American whiskey made from at least 51 percent corn, plus other grains (all bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon); whiskey is an alcoholic liquor distilled from grain, such as corn, rye, or barley, and contains approximately 40 to 50 percent ethyl alcohol by volume.
See also related terms for whiskey.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bourbon - a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
extreme right-winger, reactionary, ultraconservative - an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
2.bourbon - whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
julep, mint julep - bourbon and sugar and mint over crushed ice
3.Bourbon - a member of the European royal family that ruled France
Bourbon dynasty, Bourbon - a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
4.Bourbon - a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Bourbon - a member of the European royal family that ruled France
Henry IV, Henry of Navarre, Henry the Great - king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
Translations

Bourbon

[ˈbʊəbən] (Hist)
A. NBorbón m
B. ADJborbónico

bourbon

[ˈbʊəbən]
A. NBorbón m (US) (also bourbon whiskey) → whisky m americano, bourbon m
B. ADJborbónico

bourbon

[ˈbɜːrbən] n (US) (also bourbon whiskey) → bourbon m

Bourbon

n (Hist) → Bourbone m, → Bourbonin f

bourbon

n (also bourbon whiskey)Bourbon m

Bourbon

[ˈbʊəbən] adj & nborbonico/a

bourbon

[ˈbʊəbən] n (Am) (also bourbon whiskey) → bourbon m inv
References in classic literature ?
At all events, it was determined no one should see us until this lady returned to town, she being at the moment at Rosny, with madame, whence she was expected to accompany that princess to Dieppe, to come back to her hotel, in the rue de Bourbon, about the last of October.
The Bourbons were again dethroned, as it was termed, and another Bourbon seated in their place.
And believe me, they are reaping the reward of their betrayal of the Bourbon cause.
I say so," he continued desperately, "because the Bourbons fled from the Revolution leaving the people to anarchy, and Napoleon alone understood the Revolution and quelled it, and so for the general good, he could not stop short for the sake of one man's life.
was Bourbon, knew so little of one another that it was not advisable to speak to one about the others.
On the return of the Bourbons, one of his old friends, the Marquis de Pombreton, formerly lieutenant in the Black mousquetaires, returned to him--so he said--twelve hundred pistoles which he had lent to the marquis for the purpose of emigrating.
le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent tapestries at his door.
As to the time, it is easily fixed by the events at about the middle years of the seventies, when Don Carlos de Bourbon, encouraged by the general reaction of all Europe against the excesses of communistic Republicanism, made his attempt for the throne of Spain, arms in hand, amongst the hills and gorges of Guipuzcoa.
Bourbon or rye, or cunningly aged blends, constituted the pre- midday drinking.
Louis de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, who, since the death of his father, Henri de Bourbon, was called, in accordance with the custom of that period, Monsieur le Prince, was a young man, not more than twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, with the eye of an eagle -- agl' occhi grifani, as Dante says -- aquiline nose, long, waving hair, of medium height, well formed, possessed of all the qualities essential to the successful soldier -- that is to say, the rapid glance, quick decision, fabulous courage.
Monsieur," returned Villefort, "I was then a royalist, because I believed the Bourbons not only the heirs to the throne, but the chosen of the nation.
Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of enderby and sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest.