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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).
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 .]
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.]
(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)
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 )
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.
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|Noun||1.||Bourbon - a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)|
|2.||bourbon - whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels|
|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
|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
bourbon[ˈbɜːrbən] n (US) (also bourbon whiskey) → bourbon m
n (Hist) → Bourbone m, → Bourbonin f
n (also bourbon whiskey) → Bourbon m