a dry Spanish sherry
Origin of manzanillaSp, diminutive of manzana, apple: see manchineel; connection with apples not clear
A pale, very dry sherry from Spain.
Origin of manzanillaSpanish probably from manzanilla chamomile ( because the aroma of the sherry was thought to resemble chamomile ) from Old Spanish mançanilla diminutive of mançana apple alteration of earlier maçana from Latin (māla) Mattiāna variant of (māla) Matiāna (apples) of Matius possibly after Gaius Matius Calvena (fl. first century BC), Roman author of a work on gastronomy