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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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Over the past five years the race to get the first English asparagus in store has been viewed by farmers as similar to the Beaujolais wine run in which British vintners race to France to bring back the first bottles," said Simon Dryell, Tesco's senior buying manager for the Midlands.