US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(Fr. a lē gô tā; Eng. al′i gō tā)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•li•go•té  (Fr. a lē gô tā; Eng. al′i gō tā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Winea white grape of Burgundy.
  2. Winethe dry white wine made from this grape.
  • French, apparently noun, nominal use of past participle of Old French (h)aligoter, harigoter to tear up, shred (see haricot2, harry); sense development unclear
  • 1910–15


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