Definition of Entre-Deux-Mers in English:

Entre-Deux-Mers

Pronunciation /ˌɒntrədə(ː)ˈmɛː/ /ˌɒ̃trədə(ː)ˈmɛː/ /ˌɑːntrədə(ː)ˈmɛː/

noun

  • Wine produced in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux in south-western France. Now: specifically a dry, white wine produced in this region.

    The Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée of Entre-Deux-Mers was modified in 1953 to classify white wines only.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Entre-Deux-Mers, the name of a region in the Bordeaux wine region of France from entre between + deux two + mers, plural of mer sea, after Old Occitan Entre doas mars, lit. ‘between two seas’; compare post-classical Latin Inter duo maria.