Sherry definition

shĕrē
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A similar wine made elsewhere.
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A fortified Spanish wine ranging from very dry to sweet and from amber to brown.
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A Spanish fortified wine varying in color from light yellow to dark brown and in flavor from very dry to sweet.
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Any similar wine made elsewhere.
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(uncountable) A fortified wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, or a similar wine produced elsewhere.
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A variety of sherry.

They produce several quality sherries.

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A glass of sherry.

Would you like a sherry?

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A female given name, from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sherry
Plural:
sherries

Origin of sherry

  • Alteration of sherris (taken as pl.) after Xeres (Jerez), Spain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sherris (interpreted as plural), from Spanish (vino de) Xeres (“wine of Xeres"), Xeres being the former name of Jerez.

    From Wiktionary