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man·za·nil·la

 (măn′zə-nē′yə, -nĭl′ə)
n.
A pale, very dry sherry from Spain.

[Spanish, probably from manzanilla, chamomile (because the aroma of the sherry was thought to resemble chamomile), from Old Spanish mançanilla , diminutive of mançana , apple, alteration of earlier maçana, from Latin (māla) Mattiāna, variant of (māla) Matiāna, (apples) of Matius, possibly after Gaius Matius Calvena (fl. first century bc), Roman author of a work on gastronomy.]

manzanilla

(ˌmænzəˈnɪlə)
n
(Brewing) a very dry pale sherry
[C19: from Spanish: camomile (referring to its bouquet)]

man•za•nil•la

(ˌmæn zəˈnil yə, -ˈni ə)

n., pl. -las.
a pale, very dry sherry from Spain.
[1835–45; < Sp: diminutive of manzana apple]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manzanilla - very dry pale sherry from SpainManzanilla - very dry pale sherry from Spain  
sherry - dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
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Julian estaba algo cansado pero con el animo dispuesto a seguir la juerga hasta la hora que fuera, mas alla de esas casi cinco de la manana en que la fuerza de las guitarras y el cante lo mantenian tenso de emociones, con el tablao ocupado solo por los de la mesa larga, cerradas las puertas para otros clientes, el servicio de manzanillas y tapas exclusivo para los amigos encabezados por El Extremeno y el ganadero de Morante, que exigian un redoble continuo, sin cesar, en los jaleos y en el ritmo taconeado.
Jean Jacques drags a hermit from the woods deep and dark he wants to find a home for him near his own hearth While they're botanizing in a bush he catches sight of one of the twenty-eight shirts of his a thief keeps in hiding a hare making a delivery goes between two manzanillas Rousseau's thinking of Italy while the hermit says novenas I love to sing romances in the back of my canoe and in the woods beneath the branches to watch the river flow.