champagne: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sham-pān'), [key]
— n.
  1. (cap.) the sparkling, dry, white table wine from the region of Champagne in France.
  2. a similar sparkling wine produced elsewhere.
  3. (formerly) the nonsparkling, dry, white table wine produced in the region of Champagne in France.
  4. a very pale yellow or greenish-yellow color.
  5. anything considered the best or luxurious.
  1. having the color of champagne.
  2. luxurious or expensive: champagne tastes.


Pronunciation: (sham-pān' Fr. shän-pan'y&supschwa), [key]
— n.
  1. a region and former province in NE France.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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