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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burgundy  \Bur"gun*dy\,  n. 
  1.  An  old  province  of  France  (in  the  eastern  central  part). 
 
  2.  A  richly  flavored  wine,  mostly  red,  made  in  Burgundy, 
  France. 
 
  {Burgundy  pitch},  a  resinous  substance  prepared  from  the 
  exudation  of  the  Norway  spruce  ({Abies  excelsa})  by 
  melting  in  hot  water  and  straining  through  cloth.  The 
  genuine  Burgundy  pitch,  supposed  to  have  been  first 
  prepared  in  Burgundy,  is  rare  but  there  are  many 
  imitations.  It  has  a  yellowish  brown  color,  is  translucent 
  and  hard,  but  viscous.  It  is  used  in  medicinal  plasters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Burgundy 
  n  1:  a  former  province  of  eastern  France  that  is  famous  for  its 
  wines  [syn:  {Bourgogne},  {Burgundy}] 
  2:  table  wine  from  the  Burgundy  region  of  France  or  any 
  Burgundy-type  wine  made  elsewhere  [syn:  {Burgundy},  {Burgundy 
  wine}] 
  3:  a  dark  purplish  red  to  blackish  red 




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