oloroso

noun
olo·ro·so | \ ˌō-lə-ˈrō-(ˌ)sō \
plural olorosos

Definition of oloroso 

: a dry full-bodied Spanish sherry

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Another type of sherry, oloroso, ages in barrels without flor, in an oxidative environment. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Fino Sherry, for the Undaunted," 31 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of oloroso

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oloroso

Spanish, from oloroso fragrant, from olor odor, from Latin, from olēre to smell — more at odor

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