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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.]
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(Brewing) a very dry pale sherry
[C19: from Spanish: camomile (referring to its bouquet)]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Manzanilla - 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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