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oloroso

[oh-luh-roh-soh] /ˌoʊ ləˈroʊ soʊ/
noun
1.
a medium-dry sherry of Spain.
Origin of oloroso
1875-1880
1875-80; < Spanish: literally, sweet-smelling, equivalent to olor smell (< Latin (variant of odor odor), equivalent to ol(ēre) to give off a smell + -or -or1) + -oso -ous
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  • Oldaker sipped his glass of old oloroso sherry and discoursed.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for oloroso

oloroso

/ˌɒləˈrəʊsəʊ/
noun
1.
a full-bodied golden-coloured sweet sherry
Word Origin
from Spanish: fragrant
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