malmsey

[ mahm-zee ]
/ ˈmɑm zi /

noun

a strong, sweet wine with a strong flavor, originally made in Greece but now made mainly in Madeira.

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Origin of malmsey

1325–75; Middle English malmesye<Middle Low German ≪ Monemvasia Greek town where it was originally produced
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British Dictionary definitions for malmsey

malmsey
/ (ˈmɑːmzɪ) /

noun

a sweet Madeira wine

Word Origin for malmsey

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