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Beau·jo·lais 1

A hilly region of east-central France west of the Saône River between Mâcon and Lyon. It is noted for its wine.

Beau·jo·lais 2

A light red table wine made from the gamay grape.

[After Beaujolais1.]


(Brewing) (sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France


(ˌboʊ ʒəˈleɪ)

n., pl. -laises (-ˈleɪz)
1. a winegrowing region in E France.
2. a red wine of this region.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beaujolais - dry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is madeBeaujolais - dry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is made; from the Beaujolais district in southeastern France
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
Burgundy wine, Burgundy - red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
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