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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sherris (interpreted as plural), from Spanish (vino de) Xeres (wine of Xeres), Xeres being the former name of Jerez.

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sherry (usually uncountable, plural sherries)

  1. (uncountable) A fortified wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, or a similar wine produced elsewhere.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 14, in Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He gazed around until on the lid of a spinet he spotted a promising collection of bottles, gin, whiskey, vermouth and sherry, mixed with violin bows, a flute, a toppling pile of books, six volumes of Grove's Dictionary mingled with paperback thrillers, a guitar without any strings, a pair of binoculars, a meerschaum pipe and a jar half-full of wasps and apricot jam.
  2. A variety of sherry.
    They produce several quality sherries.
  3. A glass of sherry.
    Would you like a sherry?

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sherry n

  1. sherry (fortified wine)
  2. sherry (variety of sherry)
  3. sherry (glass of sherry)

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sherry m (invariable)

  1. sherry