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sherry

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noun sher·ry \ˈsher-ē\

Simple Definition of sherry

  • : a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain

Full Definition of sherry

plural sherries

  1. :  a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor; also :  a similar wine produced elsewhere

Origin of sherry

alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain


First Known Use: 1584


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