Definition of barrique in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈriːk/
Pronunciation: /baʀik/


A wine barrel, especially a small one made of new oak in which Bordeaux and other wines are aged.
Example sentences
  • Large, clean old oak barrels yield little or no oaky flavour, while small, cedary 225-litre Bordeaux barriques produce the most.
  • It was aged for 22 months in barriques of various French oaks.
  • It is 100 per cent Barbera, and aged in new French barriques rather than the more traditional larger barrels.


Late 18th century: French.

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