amontillado

amontillado

[uh-mon-tl-ah-doh, -tee-ah-; Spanish ah-mawn-tee-lyah-thaw, -yah-thaw]
noun
a pale, dry Spanish sherry.

Origin:
1815–25; < Spanish, equivalent to a to, near (< Latin ad) + Montill(a) (see montilla) + -ado -ate1

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amontillado (əˌmɒntɪˈlɑːdəʊ)
 
n
a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino
 
[C19: from Spanish vino amontillado wine of Montilla, town in Spain]

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amontillado
a variety of sherry wine, 1825, from Sp., from a "from" (from L. ad) + Montilla, name of a town in the province of Cordova.
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