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sherry

[ sher-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛr i /
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noun, plural sher·ries.
a fortified, amber-colored wine of southern Spain or any of various similar wines made elsewhere.
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Origin of sherry

1590–1600; back formation from sherris, construed as a plural

Other definitions for sherry (2 of 2)

Sherry
[ sher-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛr i /

noun
a female given name, form of Charlotte.
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British Dictionary definitions for sherry

sherry
/ (ˈʃɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif

Word Origin for sherry

C16: from earlier sherris (assumed to be plural), from Spanish Xeres, now Jerez
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