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sherry

[sher-ee] /ˈʃɛr i/
noun, plural sherries.
1.
a fortified, amber-colored wine of southern Spain or any of various similar wines made elsewhere.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; back formation from sherris, construed as a plural

Sherry

[sher-ee] /ˈʃɛr i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Charlotte.
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  • As such it is an essential ingredient to sherry, but it is also available separately.
British Dictionary definitions for sherry

sherry

/ˈʃɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif
Word Origin
C16: from earlier sherris (assumed to be plural), from Spanish Xeres, now Jerez
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Word Origin and History for sherry
n.

kind of white wine, c.1600, mistaken singular from sherris (1530s), from Spanish (vino de) Xeres "(wine from) Xeres," modern Jerez (Roman (urbs) Caesaris) in Spain, near the port of Cadiz, where the wine was made.

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