sherry

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noun sher·ry \ˈsher-ē\

Definition of sherry

plural

sherries

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

Origin and Etymology of sherry

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


First Known Use: 1584


SHERRY Defined for English Language Learners

sherry

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noun sher·ry \ˈsher-ē\

Definition of sherry for English Language Learners

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


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