Origin of oloroso

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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Historical Examples of oloroso

  • Oldaker sipped his glass of old Oloroso sherry and discoursed.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for oloroso


  1. a full-bodied golden-coloured sweet sherry

Word Origin for oloroso

from Spanish: fragrant
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