fino

noun
\ ˈfē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce fino (audio) \
plural finos

Definition of fino

: a very dry Spanish sherry

Examples of fino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This version is an easy, dry and delicious cocktail that echoes the classic martini but subs dry sherry — such as fino or manzanilla — for the vermouth, which adds a faintly nutty flavor. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "How to make a martini your guests will love — or at least love to argue about," 11 Sep. 2019 This fino is bright and saline with a touch of almond and oxidized grape flavors, delicious neat but also lovely with tonic and a sprig of rosemary. Max Falkowitz, GQ, "These Aperitifs Are the Before-Dinner Drinks You Need on Your Bar Cart," 19 Mar. 2018 The tasting also will include cava and a fino sherry. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spanish wine tasting planned in Delafield," 18 Mar. 2018 Pastore ha accettato la proposta Inter: 5 milioni più bonus almeno fino al 2021. SI.com, "Manchester United Transfer Target Javier Pastore Closes in on Move to Serie A Giants Inter," 26 Jan. 2018 The Gravedigger Stir 1½ parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila, ½ part mezcal, ¾ part fino sherry, ½ part pear liqueur. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "22 Spooky Halloween Cocktail Concoctions," 15 Aug. 2017 But there are saltier foods than ham that beg for wine (oysters, for instance, and Muscadet; or salted nuts and fish and fino Sherry). Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "I’ll Drink to That: Chinese Stir-Fry Egg Yolks," 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of fino

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fino

Spanish, from fino fine, from fin end, from Latin finis

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“Fino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fino. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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