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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There are three main styles: fino and manzanilla; amontillado ; and oloroso .
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.
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".
Serve with a straw-colored glass of vinho verde, a small bowl of marcona almonds and manzanilla olives.