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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French vendange.

NounEdit

vendange (plural vendanges)

  1. The annual grape harvest, especially in France.
    • 1953, Patrick O'Brian, The Frozen Flame, 2007, republished as The Catalans, W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, page 179,
      For them the vendange was a feast, a ritual, a time of strange excitement, more intense by far than the harvest of the corn in the north, more religious.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 534:
      ‘I could, of course, stay until after the vendanges, if I wished,’ said the Prince.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vendenge, from Latin vīndēmia, from vīnum (wine) + dēmō (take off or away, remove), from de (of; from, away from) + emō (acquire, obtain).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vendange f (plural vendanges)

  1. vintage (yield of grapes for wine-making)
  2. (by extension) grapes harvested for wine-making
  3. (chiefly plural) grape harvesting season

VerbEdit

vendange

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vendanger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of vendanger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of vendanger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of vendanger
  5. second-person singular imperative of vendanger

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