Bourbon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (boor'bun, bôr'-, bōr'- or, Fr., br-bôn' for 1–3 bûr'bun for 4 or occas. for 3), [key]
- a member of a French royal family that ruled in France 1589–1792, Spain 1700–1931, and Naples 1735–1806, 1815–60.
- (“Constable de Bourbon”), 1490–1527, French general.
- a person who is extremely conservative or reactionary.
- (l.c.) Also calleda straight whiskey distilled from a mash having 51 percent or more corn: originally the corn whiskey produced in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
- bourbon (Thesaurus)