rancio

adjective
ran·cio | \ ˈrän(t)sēˌō \

Definition of rancio 

: of, relating to, or constituting the nutty flavor peculiar to some fortified wines (as sherry and Madeira)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for rancio

Spanish, rancid, stale, old, rancio, from Latin rancidus rancid

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rancio

Statistics for rancio

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on rancio

Spanish Central: Translation of rancio

Comments on rancio

What made you want to look up rancio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!