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also char·don·nay  (shär′dn-ā′, shär′dn-ā′)
1. A variety of grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France that is used to make white wine, including champagne.
2. A dry white wine made from this grape.

[Probably after Chardonnay, village in east-central France.]


n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Brewing) a white grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
2. (Brewing) any of various white wines made from this grape


(ˌʃɑr dnˈeɪ)
1. a white grape used in winemaking.
2. a dry white wine made from this grape.
[< French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chardonnay - white wine grape
Pinot Chardonnay, Chardonnay - dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.Chardonnay - dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Chardonnay, chardonnay grape - white wine grape
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