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Definition of "appellation" []

  • A name, title, or designation. (noun)
  • A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district. (noun)
  • The act of naming. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appellation" in a sentence
  • "I ain't even in the biz, but even I know that the correct appellation is neither "movie" nor "film"."
  • "The Bourgogne Passetoutgrains appellation is relatively small so it is not as easy to find these wines as it is to find those of larger appellations."
  • "But the appellation is misleading: the oligarchs rose to prominence not by building railroads and industries but by exploiting antiquated pricing systems, disorganized legal codes, and — most important — Soviet-era connections with the government."