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malmsey

[ mahm-zee ]

noun

  1. a strong, sweet wine with a strong flavor, originally made in Greece but now made mainly in Madeira.


malmsey

/ ˈmɑːmzɪ /

noun

  1. a sweet Madeira wine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of malmsey1

1325–75; Middle English malmesye < Middle Low German Monemvasia Greek town where it was originally produced

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Word History and Origins

Origin of malmsey1

C15: from Medieval Latin Malmasia, corruption of Greek Monembasia, Greek port from which the wine was shipped

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Example Sentences

Malmsey, as perhaps you know, used to be considered a specific for coughs arising from weakness.

Malmsey was a strangely generic term for sweet wines from almost every vine-growing district.

The fashion of Malmsey had passed away, and the Hungarian red wine (Ofener) had taken its place.

Other high-class wines, known as Bual, Sercial and Malmsey, are made from varieties of grapes bearing the same names.

The blockhead must imagine that Malmsey runs in a stream under the ocean, like the Alpheus.

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