[sha-toh; French shah-toh] /ʃæˈtoʊ; French ʃɑˈtoʊ/

noun, plural châteaux
[sha-tohz; French shah-toh] /ʃæˈtoʊz; French ʃɑˈtoʊ/ (Show IPA), châteaus.
(in France) a castle or fortress.
a stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle.
a country estate, especially a fine one, in France or elsewhere on the Continent.
(often initial capital letter) a winegrower’s estate, especially in the Bordeaux region of France: often used as part of the name of a wine.
/ˈʃætəʊ; French ʃɑto/
noun (pl) -teaux (-təʊ; -təʊz; French) (-to), -teaus
a country house, castle, or manor house, esp in France
(in Quebec) the residence of a seigneur or (formerly) a governor
(in the name of a wine) estate or vineyard

c.1739, from French château, from Old French chastel (12c.), from Latin castellum “castle” (see castle (n.)).


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