sherry

noun
sher·​ry | \ˈsher-ē \
plural sherries

Definition of sherry 

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

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In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, finely snipped chives, sherry vinegar, black pepper, and salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Peach, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad," 25 July 2018 In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the ginger juice, ½ cup olive oil and sherry vinegar. 4. House Beautiful, "Ginger Marinated Heirloom Tomato with Watermelon, Burrata, and Arugula," 12 May 2011 The process is similar to a Spanish method of maturing sherry called solera. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Rye Whiskey the Right Way," 23 Mar. 2016 Spanish sherry vinegar 1 medium-sized red onion, very thinly sliced 1/8 tsp. Grace Young, ELLE Decor, "Spanish Culinary Ambassador," 5 July 2012 The Cuban Espresso Martini perfectly captures Dublin’s cross-pollination of old and new: Havana 7 rum, PX sherry, cold brew coffee and, of course, a splash of Guinness. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Perfect Weekend Away in Dublin," 11 July 2018 Mejillones con Azafran, steamed saffron mussels, are laced with saffron, sherry, garlic, and thyme. Robin Currie, Philly.com, "Bring the tapas bar home with 'Boqueria'," 5 July 2018 At Nightbell, there’s Between Rounds, a mix of Oloroso sherry, Cynar, pecan syrup and barbecue bitters. Jane Black, New York Times, "In Summer’s Heat, Lighter Cocktails Keep You on Your Feet," 18 May 2018 Puree almonds, 3/4 cup rustic bread, 1 cup olive oil, 2 Tbsp sherry, and 2 tsp gray salt with enough reserved liquid until smooth and medium-thick. Garnish with fruit and olive oil. Esquire, "3 Tiny, Easy Recipes from the Best New Restaurants," 17 Oct. 2013

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First Known Use of sherry

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sherry

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

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sherry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sherry

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

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