[mal-uh-guh; Spanish mah-lah-gah]


a province in S Spain, in Andalusia. 2813 sq. mi. (7285 sq. km).
a seaport in S Spain, on the Mediterranean.

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British Dictionary definitions for málaga



a port and resort in S Spain, in Andalusia on the Mediterranean. Pop: 547 105 (2003 est)
a sweet fortified dessert wine from Málaga
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Word Origin and History for málaga



c.1600, white wine exported from the Spanish port of Malaga, founded by the Phoenicians and probably from Phoenician malha "salt."

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