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  • n. A pale, dry fino sherry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of small roundish olive with a small freestone pit, a fine skin, and a peculiar bitterish flavor. Manzanillas are commonly pitted and stuffed with Spanish pimientos.
  • n. A very dry pale sherry from Spain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sherry of unusually dry and light character; specifically, a sherry produced in the district of San Lucar de Barrameda in Spain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very dry pale sherry from Spain


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  • The fruit is called a manzanilla, not to be confused with a manzana (apple), or manzanita (little apple).

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  • It is made in the Jerez region in southern Spain and comes in four main styles of increasing sweetness and heaviness: fino (also called manzanilla), palo cortado, amontillado, and oloroso.

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  • In the new study, Atsushi Kato and colleagues point out that chamomile, also known as manzanilla, has been used for years as a medicinal cure-all to treat a variety of medical problems including stress, colds, and menstrual cramps.

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  • Recently we discovered Spanish olives stuffed with anchovies and we partnered them with our fave sherry La Gitana, a manzanilla, meaning it's on the dry side.

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  • To give but one example: the La Gitana manzanilla sherry makes for a refreshing aperitif and if you poke around, you can find it in NYC for $9.99.

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  • Otherwise, it's time to explore the wide world of herb tea, and fortunately Mexico has some great ones, including hierabuena (spearmint) and manzanilla (chamomile).

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  • There are three main styles: fino and manzanilla; amontillado ; and oloroso .

    Sherry's Joyous Value

  • Fino and manzanilla are born beneath a yeast called flor, which appears on the wine's surface and devours sugars to create dryness and add notes of nuts, freshly baked bread, lemons, and a slight saltiness.

    The sherry revival

  • Its cousin manzanilla has a tang imparted by the briny breezes blowing through the seaside wineries of Sanlúcar de Barrameda – one of three places, along with Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa Maria, that define south-west Spain's "sherry triangle".

    The sherry revival

  • Serve with a straw-colored glass of vinho verde, a small bowl of marcona almonds and manzanilla olives.

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  • Yes, it's also an olive, apparently.

    July 2, 2008

  • I thought it was an olive...

    July 2, 2008