Definition of Bourbon

1. Noun. A reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South).




2. Noun. Whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels.
Generic synonyms: Whiskey, Whisky
Substance meronyms: Julep, Mint Julep

3. Noun. A member of the European royal family that ruled France.
Group relationships: Bourbon Dynasty
Generic synonyms: Ruler, Swayer

4. Noun. A European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily.
Exact synonyms: Bourbon Dynasty
Generic synonyms: Dynasty
Member holonyms: Henry Iv, Henry Of Navarre, Henry The Great

Definition of Bourbon

1. n. A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of France.

Definition of Bourbon

1. Proper noun. (obsolete) The island of Réunion. ¹

2. Noun. A whiskey distilled from a mixture of grains in which more than half is maize, aged in oak barrels. Made chiefly in the United States. ¹

3. Noun. A serving of bourbon ¹

4. Noun. A Bourbon biscuit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bourbon

1. a whiskey [n -S] - See also: whiskey

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Literary usage of Bourbon

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Dubois had at least been economical; bourbon and his mistress were more ... bourbon tried to eliminate Fleury, as Orleans had rid himself of Villeroi. ..."

2. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1840)
"THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY AND OP bourbon MEET IN THE CITY OP NEVERS, AND AGREE ON TERMS FOR A ... Within a few days, the duke of bourbon arrived at Nevers, ..."

3. A History of the Italian Republics: Being a View of the Rise, Progress, and by Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi (1847)
"bourbon now remained alone charged with the command of this formidable army, ... At last, bourbon took the road to Rome, by the valley of the Tiber. ..."

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