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sher·ry

 (shĕr′ē)
n. pl. sher·ries
1. A fortified Spanish wine ranging from very dry to sweet and from amber to brown.
2. A similar wine made elsewhere.

[Alteration of sherris (taken as pl.), after Xeres (Jerez), Spain.]

sherry

(ˈʃɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Brewing) a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif. Also (obsolete): sherris
[C16: from earlier sherris (assumed to be plural), from Spanish Xeres, now Jerez]

sher•ry

(ˈʃɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a fortified, amber-colored wine of S Spain or a similar wine made elsewhere.
[1590–1600; back formation from earlier sherris < Sp (vino de) Xeres (wine of) Xeres (now Jerez)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sherry - dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewheresherry - dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
Manzanilla - very dry pale sherry from Spain
Amontillado - pale medium-dry sherry from Spain
Translations
شِريشِري: نبيذ إسْباني قَوي
šerysherry
sherry
sherry
šeri
sherry
sérrí
シェリー
셰리주
cheresas
heress
šery
sherry
เหล้าเชอรี่
rượu nâu đậm

sherry

[ˈʃerɪ] Njerez m

sherry

[ˈʃɛri]
nxérès m, sherry m
modif [glass, vinegar] → de xérès, de sherry

sherry

nSherry m

sherry

[ˈʃɛrɪ] nsherry m inv

sherry

(ˈʃeri) noun
a kind of strong wine, made in Spain and often drunk before a meal.

sherry

شِري sherry sherry Sherry σέρι jerez sherry sherry šeri sherry シェリー 셰리주 sherry sherry sherry xerez херес sherry เหล้าเชอรี่ şeri rượu nâu đậm 雪利酒
References in classic literature ?
the sandwiches and sherry brought me a dream that I could not but consider of good omen.
Well--here is Blanche's health" (he took some of the wine himself), "in the weakest sherry I ever drank in my life.
She was observed to open her eyes very wide, and was heard, to the surprise and delight of all surrounding the couch, to ask why her ladyship's usual lunch of chicken-broth with a glass of Amontillado sherry was not placed on the table as usual.
I tried the dining-room, and discovered Samuel with a biscuit and a glass of sherry, silently investigating the empty air.
But my friend would be glad of a glass of sherry, I'm sure, to keep out the cold and drink success to the Latin champion.
Take her six bottles of different wine -- Cyprus, sherry, and Malaga, and a barrel of Ostend oysters; get them at Borel's, and be sure you say they are for me.
I'll take another glass of the sherry wine, just to wet my whistle, as the vulgar saying is, before I begin.
Bounderby (whom he just knew by sight), at lunch on chop and sherry.
Tom had likewise been propitiated, by being allowed to bring his three bosom friends, who went by the school-boy names of Rumple, Sherry, and Spider.
Consequently the advertisement was withdrawn at a dead loss - for as to sherry, my poor dear mother's own sherry was in the market then - and ten years afterwards, the caul was put up in a raffle down in our part of the country, to fifty members at half-a-crown a head, the winner to spend five shillings.
Bucket frequently observes, in friendly circles where there is no restraint, that he likes a toothful of your fine old brown East Inder sherry better than anything you can offer him.
Brooke was an abstemious man, and to drink a second glass of sherry quickly at no great interval from the first was a surprise to his system which tended to scatter his energies instead of collecting them.