montilla

[ mon-til-uh; Spanish mawn-tee-lyah ]
/ mɒnˈtɪl ə; Spanish mɔnˈti lyɑ /

noun

a dry, rather bitter wine of Spain.

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Origin of montilla

First recorded in 1785–95; after Montilla, Spanish town
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Example sentences from the Web for montilla

  • That evening he received his last instructions, and the next day he sailed in the schooner Montilla.

    Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
  • It was a certain affair that occurred to me with a sorntess, a disciple of la Camacha de Montilla.

    The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • I begged her to forgive me, but she sulked with me for a whole day, and when I started back to Montilla she wouldn't kiss me.

    Carmen|Prosper Merimee
  • However, though he claimed to belong to the partido of Montilla, he seemed very ill-informed about the country.

    Carmen|Prosper Merimee