Definition of manzanilla in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌmanzəˈnēyə/


A pale, very dry Spanish sherry.
Example sentences
  • On the bar blackboard were fino, manzanilla, oloroso… excellent.
  • Try manzanilla or fino with fish, dry oloroso and amontillado with cheese, ham and game, and sweet oloroso and Pedro Ximenez with sweets and fruit.
  • Fino and manzanilla are the most fragile of the sherries, but if you keep them refrigerated, they should be fine for cooking for a couple of weeks.


Spanish, literally 'chamomile' (because the flavor is said to be reminiscent of that of chamomile).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: man·za·nil·la

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.