a medium-dry sherry of Spain.

1875–80; < Spanish: literally, sweet-smelling, equivalent to olor smell (< Latin (variant of odor odor), equivalent to ol(ēre) to give off a smell + -or -or1) + -oso -ous

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oloroso (ˌɒləˈrəʊsəʊ)
a full-bodied golden-coloured sweet sherry
[from Spanish: fragrant]

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