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appellation1

Line breaks: ap¦pel|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

formal
1A name or title: the city fully justifies its appellation ‘the Pearl of the Orient
More example sentences
  • Beware of people claiming supernatural powers, and of those that try to impress you with pompous titles and appellations.
  • He also pointed out the quite strict rules which apply to names, appellations, etc.
  • ‘Akishino’ and ‘Nori’ are more formal appellations used only with the titles ‘prince’ or ‘princess’.
Synonyms
1.1 [mass noun] The action of giving a name to someone or something.
Example sentences
  • The reason for this appellation was that they were not only called out when fire broke out, but also when any kind of accident occured.
  • How useful is this appellation of ‘science’, for it dresses up so much religious indoctrination as ‘secular education’.
  • Some, however, felt that appellation would give the Republican ships preeminence.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin appellatio(n-), from the verb appellare (see appeal).

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appellation2

Line breaks: ap¦pel|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈlasjɒ̃
 
, apɛlasjɔ̃/

noun

1An appellation contrôlée: about 20 per cent of French wines with an appellation come from Alsace
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  • One of a first-rate series of wines from Burgundy, all sold under the Blason de Bourgogne label, this Mconnais white outperforms its appellation.
  • We feel that any wine label using the word Napa, Napa Valley or any of the appellations should use Napa grapes.
  • The Australian wine industry has already started to promote themselves in terms of appellations.
1.1A wine bearing an appellation contrôlée: the top appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol
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  • Even today, as Pinot Beurot, it is sanctioned as an ingredient in most of Burgundy's red wine appellations and the occasional vine can still be found in some of the region's famous red wine vineyards.
  • Varietal labeling has been allowed in Alsace for appellation wines and a rule change will now take Alsace where most other appellations now must tread, that is to say, no mention of varietals on the front label.
  • The varieties of grape used for the production of the estate’s wines are Pinot noir for the red appellations, and Chardonnay and Aligoté for the white appellations.
1.2The district in which a wine bearing an appellation contrôlée is produced: the north-east corner of the appellation
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  • The revival of St Emilion first occurred in the 1930s with the demolition of geographical boundaries and recognition of Pomerol as an independent appellation.
  • Meursault is the largest appellation of the four, and has the most variable - but also the most competitively priced - wines.
  • It is within the Bolgheri appellation, at the heart of which are the Sassacia vineyards.

Origin

abbreviation of appellation (d'origine) contrôlée.

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