noun, plural sherries.
a fortified, amber-colored wine of southern Spain or any of various similar wines made elsewhere.

1590–1600; back formation from sherris, construed as a plural Unabridged


a female given name, form of Charlotte. Unabridged
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sherry (ˈʃɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif
[C16: from earlier sherris (assumed to be plural), from Spanish Xeres, now Jerez]

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Word Origin & History

kind of white wine, 1608, mistaken singular from sherris (1540), from Sp. vino de Xeres "wine from Xeres," modern Jerez (L. urbs Caesaris), near the port of Cadiz, where the wine was made.
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Example sentences for sherry
As such it is an essential ingredient to sherry, but it is also available separately.
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