noun (plural sherries)[mass noun]
A fortified wine originally and mainly from southern Spain: a bottle of dry sherry [as modifier]: a sherry glass [count noun]: please pour me a sherry
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- They had three type of manzanilla sherry on the wine list but none in stock and tried to fob us off with white port.
- Drunk straight from the fridge, this delivers the colour, aroma and flavour of a dry amontillado sherry.
- We waited an age to be served and I finally placed an order for a glass of Manzanilla sherry.
late 16th century: alteration of archaic sherris, interpreted as plural, from Spanish (vino de) Xeres 'Xeres (wine)' (Xeres being the former name of Jerez).
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- The rib-eye steak is given extra zing with the addition of sherried peppers.
- Mouth-filling honey and butterscotch flavors with a peppery yet sweet sherried fruit attack.
- Your palate is at first pleasured with a sherried smoothness and then with subtle, smoky, peaty notes.
More definitions of sherryDefinition of sherry in:
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