sher·​ry | \ ˈsher-ē How to pronounce sherry (audio) \
plural sherries

Definition of sherry

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

Examples of sherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its tropical fruit aromas and flavors blend together with the nutty and savory qualities usually associated with fino sherry. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Clay Pigeon soars high with its new wine releases," 20 June 2020 This version, from San José’s Paper Plane, swaps half of the traditional vermouth with fragrant and dry and nutty Amontillado sherry. Popular Science, "Five exquisite, easy martinis you can make at home," 29 May 2020 A few splashes of fruity white wine, sherry, or apple cider vinegar will do the trick, as will a whole world of briny condiments. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Fastest, Freshest Way to Transform a Can of Beans," 6 Apr. 2020 Try the Esmeralda, an emerald green concoction made from Fino sherry, whiskey, vermouth blanc, vetiver, and green cardamom. al, "Take a food-focused trip to Raleigh, North Carolina," 19 Mar. 2020 The sherry and fish will synergistically improve each other, proving once again that when serving tinned fish, do as the Spanish do. Alison Roman, New York Times, "How to Make the Most of Those Cans of Sardines," 14 Apr. 2020 In other words, stick to merlot over sherry and chardonnay over Riesling. Stefanie Gordon, Woman's Day, "How To Lose Belly Fat Without Starving Yourself Or Doing Crunches," 15 Jan. 2020 Strain the mixture the next day, then add to a milk base (with a little sherry) for a rich and powerful nightcap. Washington Post, "5 hot chocolate recipes to thaw your ice-cold heart," 16 Jan. 2020 Toss celery with lemon or lime juice, a mild vinegar, such as cider, or a tiny bit of sherry vinegar. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Sardines and Celery: A Perfect Pairing," 31 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of sherry was in 1584

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26 Jun 2020

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“Sherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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