Definitions

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

  • n. A drink consisting of dry white wine or champagne flavored with cassis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis topped up with white wine.

Etymologies

After Canon Félix Kir (1876-1968), mayor of Dijon, France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French kir, named after Félix Kir, mayor of Dijon. (Wiktionary)

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