Man·​za·​nil·​la ˌman-zə-ˈnē-yə How to pronounce Manzanilla (audio) -ˈni-lə How to pronounce Manzanilla (audio)
: a pale very dry Spanish sherry

Examples of Manzanilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast will soon offer semi-private flights to the small town of Manzanilla, about 50 minutes away, as opposed to driving four hours from Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara. Paul Tumpowsky, Travel + Leisure, 16 Dec. 2023 Fino or Manzanilla sherry 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2023 Use Manzanilla sherry in place of the vermouth, a solution of chicken bouillon and MSG instead of brine, and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil. Becky Hughes, New York Times, 13 July 2023

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Word History


Spanish, diminutive of manzana apple

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Manzanilla was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Manzanilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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