sherry


sherry

noun, plural sher·ries.

  1. a fortified, amber-colored wine of southern Spain or any of various similar wines made elsewhere.

noun

  1. a female given name, form of Charlotte.

noun plural -ries

  1. a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif

n.kind of white wine, c.1600, mistaken singular from sherris (1530s), from Spanish (vino de) Xeres “(wine from) Xeres,” modern Jerez (Roman (urbs) Caesaris) in Spain, near the port of Cadiz, where the wine was made.

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