from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fortified Spanish wine ranging from very dry to sweet and from amber to brown.
- n. A similar wine made elsewhere.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fortified wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, or a similar wine produced elsewhere.
- n. A variety of sherry.
- n. A glass of sherry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Spanish light-colored dry wine, made in Andalusia. As prepared for commerce it is colored a straw color or a deep amber by mixing with it cheap wine boiled down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, the wine of Xeres; hence; a general name for the strong white wines of the south of Spain, of all qualities except the lowest.
- n. A small wine-glass of the size and form commonly used for sherry and similar wines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
Alteration of sherris (taken as pl.), after Xeres (Jerez), Spain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sherris (interpreted as plural), from Spanish (vino de) Xeres ("wine of Xeres"), Xeres being the former name of Jerez. (Wiktionary)