[mon-til-uh; Spanish mawn-tee-lyah]


a dry, rather bitter wine of Spain.

Origin of montilla

First recorded in 1785–95; after Montilla, Spanish town Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for montilla

Historical Examples of montilla

  • 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

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


    Prosper Merimee

  • 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.


    Prosper Merimee

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


    R. D. Blackmore