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montilla

[mon-til-uh; Spanish mawn-tee-lyah] /mɒnˈtɪl ə; Spanish mɔnˈti lyɑ/
noun
1.
a dry, rather bitter wine of Spain.
Origin of montilla
1785-1795
1785-95; after Montilla, Spanish town
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  • It was a certain affair that occurred to me with a sorntess, a disciple of la Camacha de montilla.

    The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • I begged her to forgive me, but she sulked with me for a whole day, and when I started back to montilla she wouldn't kiss me.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • That evening he received his last instructions, and the next day he sailed in the schooner montilla.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • However, though he claimed to belong to the partido of montilla, he seemed very ill-informed about the country.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee

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