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Bur·gun·dy 1

1. A ducal house of Burgundy split into the Capetian line (1032-1361) and the Cadet, or Valois, line (1363-1477).
2. A Portuguese dynasty (1139-1383) beginning with Alfonso I, who made Portugal an independent kingdom.

Bur·gun·dy 2

 (bûr′gən-dē) also Bour·gogne (bo͞or-gôn′yə)
A historical region and former duchy of eastern France. The area was first organized into a kingdom by the Burgundii, a Germanic people, in the 5th century ad. At the height of its later power in the 14th and 15th centuries, Burgundy controlled vast territories in present-day Netherlands, Belgium, and northeast France. It was incorporated into the French crown lands by Louis XI in 1477.

Bur·gun′di·an (bər-gŭn′dē-ən) adj. & n.

Bur·gun·dy 3

n. pl. Bur·gun·dies
a. Any of various red or white wines produced in the Burgundy region of France.
b. Any of various similar wines produced elsewhere.
2. burgundy A dark grayish or blackish red to dark purplish red or reddish brown.


(Placename) of or relating to Burgundy or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Burgundy


(bərˈgʌn di ən)

1. of Burgundy or the Burgundians.
2. a native or inhabitant of Burgundy.
3. a member of a Germanic people who settled in what is now Burgundy in the 5th century a.d.


A. ADJborgoñón
B. Nborgoñón/ona m/f
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It was neither an assault by the Picards nor the Burgundians, nor a hunt led along in procession, nor a revolt of scholars in the town of Laas, nor an entry of "our much dread lord, monsieur the king," nor even a pretty hanging of male and female thieves by the courts of Paris.
No, we sat calmly down--it was in old Dijon, which is so easy to spell and so impossible to pronounce except when you civilize it and call it Demijohn--and poured out rich Burgundian wines and munched calmly through a long table d'hote bill of fare, snail patties, delicious fruits and all, then paid the trifle it cost and stepped happily aboard the train again, without once cursing the railroad company.
A record of two wins in their last 15 league matches has left the Burgundians in serious danger of being relegated to the French third tier.
Contract notice: this consultation concerns the renovation of the sports halls of the burgundians which currently host the football club as well as the college football class.
The civil war that erupted after the assassination of Louis of Orleans in 1407, on the orders of his cousin Jean sans Peur, did not pit the "French," or the Armagnacs, against the Burgundians (who were mostly allied with the English in this phase of the Hundred Years War) but was in fact a feud between two French factions.
Topics covered include: the Burgundians and Byzantium; the division of Charibert's Kingdom; historians as cultural brokers in this era and region; Fredegar and the rewriting of history; Greek popes; and Mediterranean Lessons for Northumbrian monks in Bede's Chronica Maiora.
In this paper, I will be looking at criticism of the Burgundians in an English text and the personifications of the English in a Burgundian text in order to draw a picture of how the nationalistic feelings between these polities were evoked on a more localized level.
This text presents a beautiful collection of drawings and other art by Ernst Barlach that draw on the Nibelungen, the royal family of the Burgundians who settled in Worms, Germany in the 5th century.
There are the Burgundians of the famous houses such as Louis Jadot, Joseph Drouhin and Louis Latour who also have vineyards in Beaujolais to complement their great wines of the Cote D'Or.
Toward the finish a little fresh green leaf in there and the type of wine that would definitely have the Burgundians looking over their shoulder.
This magisterial volume is the latest of the memorials to the victory of the army of Rene II, Duke of Lorraine (1451-1508), over the Burgundians near Nancy on 5 January 1477, which resulted in the death of Charles the Bold (1433-77) and spelled the doom of Burgundian political power.
For reasons which are not quite clear, halfway through the epic, the Burgundians, or "Rhinemen," take on the name "Nibelungs.