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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.]


(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]


(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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But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
I have my doubts," I replied; "and I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter.
And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado.
We continued our route in search of the Amontillado.
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.
Never can I say that my case is desperate while you can swallow your chicken-broth and sip your Amontillado sherry.
It also has an intense attenuated strength that recalls elegant nuances of old amontillados during their evolution in fine wood.