amontillado

[ uh-mon-tl-ah-doh, -tee-ah-; Spanish ah-mawn-tee-lyah-thaw, -yah-th aw ]
/ əˌmɒn tlˈɑ doʊ, -tiˈɑ-; Spanish ɑˌmɔn tiˈlyɑ θɔ, -ˈyɑ ðɔ /

noun

a pale, dry Spanish sherry.

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Origin of amontillado

1815–25; < Spanish, equivalent to a to, near (< Latin ad) + Montill(a) (see montilla) + -ado -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for amontillado

amontillado
/ (əˌmɒntɪˈlɑːdəʊ) /

noun

a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino

Word Origin for amontillado

C19: from Spanish vino amontillado wine of Montilla, town in Spain
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