< /ʃæˈbliz, ʃə-, ʃɑ-, ˈʃæb liz; French ʃaˈbli/.
- a dry white wine from the Burgundy region in France.
- a similar wine produced elsewhere.
- (sometimes not capitals) a dry white burgundy wine made around Chablis, in central France
light, white Burgundy wine, 1660s, named for town of Chablis southeast of Paris. Made only of Chardonnay grapes. The French word chablis (16c.) is literally “deadwood,” fallen from a tree through age or brought down by wind, short for bois chablis, from Old French *chableiz.