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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
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I evolved this sage reflection, as, lost deep down in the green alleys of the dingle, having fortified the romantic side of my nature with sandwiches and sherry, I lazily put the question to myself as to what manner of girl I expected the Golden Girl to be.
A mouth for yer billin' and cooin'; and a' the rest o' yer days for wondering ye were ever such a fule, and wishing it was a' to be done ower again.--Ye'll be for a bottle o' sherry wine, nae doot?
After securing a bed at the hotel, and ordering a frugal curate's dinner (bit of fish, two chops, mashed potatoes, semolina pudding, half-pint of sherry), I sallied out to look at the town.
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. Mrs.
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.
"Meet me at Sherry's Restaurant, New York, one month to-day, eleven p.m.
Whether sea-going people were short of money about that time, or were short of faith and preferred cork jackets, I don't know; all I know is, that there was but one solitary bidding, and that was from an attorney connected with the bill-broking business, who offered two pounds in cash, and the balance in sherry, but declined to be guaranteed from drowning on any higher bargain.
Having put the letters in his book of fate and girdled it up again, he unlocks the door just in time to admit his dinner, which is brought upon a goodly tray with a decanter of sherry. Mr.