Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne.
  • n. A similar sparkling wine made elsewhere.
  • n. A pale orange yellow to grayish yellow or yellowish gray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne by the méthode champenoise; (countable) any variety of champagne.
  • n. A glass of champagne.
  • n. Any sparkling white wine.
  • n. A very pale brownish-gold colour, similar to that of champagne.
  • adj. Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The effervescent or so-called sparkling wine made within the limits of the old province of Champagne in northeastern France, chiefly in the region about Reims, Épernay, Avize, Ay, and Pierry, in the department of Marne.
  • n. Effervescent wine, wherever made: as, Swiss champagne; California champagne.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there
  • n. a region of northeastern France

Etymologies

French, short for (vin de) Champagne, (wine from) Champagne, from Late Latin campānia, flat open country; see campaign.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French champagne. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Zapp Brannigan: Want the rest of the shampagan?
    Leela: It's pronounced champagne.

    May 15, 2008

  • It might sounds better than it is, but really, it sounds so pretty- who can resist?

    February 25, 2008

  • I concur, champagnesque. But why the nickname, then? :-)

    November 12, 2007

  • You don't like champagne? I do.

    November 12, 2007

  • it sounds so much better than it is.

    November 12, 2007