Main definitions of morillon in English

: morillon1morillon2

morillon1

Pronunciation /mɒˈrɪlən/ /məˈrɪlən/

noun

rare
  • A female or young goldeneye duck, Bucephala clangula.

    Formerly mistaken for a separate species.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From French morillon type of duck with black and white plumage from more dark brown + -illon (from -ille + -on).

Main definitions of morillon in English

: morillon1morillon2

morillon2

Pronunciation /mɒˈrɪlən/ /məˈrɪlən/

noun

historical
  • Any of several varieties of vine (grown originally in the Burgundy region of France), most notably the Pinot Noir variety.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From French morillon.