What does amontillado mean?

amontillado meaning in General Dictionary

A dry style of cherry of a light color

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  • pale medium-dry sherry from Spain
  • A dry kind of cherry, of a light shade.

amontillado meaning in Etymology Dictionary

multiple sherry wine, 1825, from Spanish amontillado, from a "from" (from Latin ad; see ad-) + Montilla, title of a town within the province of Cordova. Previously the name of a regional wine, today of a type of sherry.


amontillado meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A dry sort of cherry, of a light color.


Sentence Examples with the word amontillado

There are two main types of sherry known in the United Kingdom, namely, those of the amontillado and those of the manzanilla classes.

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