Definition of manzanilla in English:



  • [mass noun] A pale, very dry Spanish sherry.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For me, a litre bottle of a top manzanilla is a must buy whenever I'm passing through an airport.’
    • ‘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.’


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