Definition of manzanilla in English:



mass noun
  • A pale, very dry Spanish sherry.

    • ‘Try manzanilla or fino with fish, dry oloroso and amontillado with cheese, ham and game, and sweet oloroso and Pedro Ximenez with sweets and fruit.’
    • ‘For me, a litre bottle of a top manzanilla is a must buy whenever I'm passing through an airport.’
    • ‘At last Sainsbury's has overhauled its fortified wine range and among the new offerings this manzanilla is the star turn.’
    • ‘On the bar blackboard were fino, manzanilla, oloroso… excellent.’
    • ‘Fino and manzanilla are the most fragile of the sherries, but if you keep them refrigerated, they should be fine for cooking for a couple of weeks.’


Spanish, literally ‘camomile’ (because the flavour is reminiscent of that of camomile tea).