- a sweet grape from which malmsey wine is made.
Origin of malvasia
1830–40; < Italian, for Monemvasia. See malmsey
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Examples from the Web for malvasia
Both these artists are commended by the continuator of Malvasia.
Two of these, followers of Guercino, are mentioned by Malvasia.
Commendations of Negri are met with in the volumes of Malvasia and of Crespi.
The dry is well known by the name of Vidonia, and the sweet as Malvasia.A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I
He stood alone, that marvelous man, holding the last bottle of Malvasia sweetly cradled in an arm, and he harangued the multitude.Where the Pavement Ends
- another word for malmsey
- the type of grape used to make malmsey
C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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