1. Alternative letter-case form of Bordeaux#English|Bordeaux (“fungicide; wine”)
    • 1908, Annual Report of the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station, Burlington:
      Twelve fungicides; bordeaux mixture, strong, weak and with soap, bordeaux powder, modified eau celeste and ammoniacal copper carbonate, alone and with soap. As between the stronger and weaker bordeauxs an intermediate was [considered].
    • 1909, Reports of the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire, volume 4, page 388:
      The bordeauxs seem to have been the most efficient fungicides, with the proprietary lime-sulfur mixtures a close second.
    • 1961, John Roberts McGrew, George Willis Still, Control of Grape Diseases and Insects in the Eastern United States:
      If these commercial materials are used to make a bordeaux or a copper-lime mixture for grape sprays, [...]
    • 2006, Gene W. Heck, Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots of Capitalism:
      For under Charlemagne, in particular, this industry greatly expanded, as the wine masters of Gaul began to produce their own high quality burgandies and bordeauxes in the very regions in which those modern wines now derive their names.

  • (GA) IPA: /bɔɹdoʊ/
Proper noun
  1. A capital city in Gironde, France.
Translations Noun


  1. A wine coming from that area.
    We had a nice bottle of Bordeaux last night.
    • 1989, Upscale: The Successful Black Magazine, page 68:
      Some fine Bordeauxes and Cabernets actually grow smoother as they sit, and are better served seven or eight years old.
  2. A Bordeaux mixture.
    • 1898, Annual Report of the New Jersey State Agricultural Experiment Stations:
      The two Bordeauxs used differed only in the percentage of lime which they contained.
    • 1911, Station Bulletin, volumes 152-165, page 28:
      The patent Bordeauxs which are on the market have not been shown to be any less liable to produce injury than the home-made mixtures, amd many of them have proven quite inefficient in controlling diseases.
    • 1925, Drug and Chemical Markets, volume 16, page 338:
      Contrary to the views of many of the backers of Pickering Bordeaux, we have found a three to one Bordeaux just as good a fungicide as a Bordeaux in which only just enough lime is used to throw down all of the copper as a precipitate.
    • 1998, Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower's Guide:
      Avoid overhead irrigation After harvest and before fall rains, prune out and destroy old wood and apply a Bordeaux or a fixed copper fungicide. Spray again in spring when new laterals are leafing out[.]

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