Definitions for: Bourbon


[n] distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels
[n] a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
[n] a member of the European royal family that ruled France
[n] a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)



Webster (1913) Definition: Bour"bon, n. [From the castle and seigniory of Bourbon
in central France.]
1. A member of a family which has occupied several European
thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of
France.

2. A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician
who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate
conservative.

See Also: Bourbon, Bourbon, extreme right-winger, julep, mint julep, reactionary, royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty, ruler, swayer, ultraconservative, whiskey, whisky

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