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 (ə-mŏn′tl-ä′dō, ä-mōn′tē-ä′-)
n. pl. a·mon·til·la·dos
A pale dry sherry.

[Spanish : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + Montilla, a town of southern Spain.]
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(Brewing) a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino
[C19: from Spanish vino amontillado wine of Montilla, town in Spain]
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(əˌmɒn tlˈɑ doʊ, -tiˈɑ-)

a pale, dry Spanish sherry.
[1815–25; < Sp, literally, done in the style of Montilla town in S Spain =a- ad- + Montill(a) + -ado -ate1]
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Noun1.amontillado - pale medium-dry sherry from SpainAmontillado - pale medium-dry 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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