malvasia

[ mal-vuh-see-uh ]
/ ˌmæl vəˈsi ə /

noun

a sweet grape from which malmsey wine is made.

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Origin of malvasia

1830–40; <Italian, for Monemvasia.See malmsey

OTHER WORDS FROM malvasia

mal·va·si·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for malvasia

Malvasia
/ (ˌmælvəˈsɪə) /

noun

another word for malmsey
the type of grape used to make malmsey

Derived forms of Malvasia

Malvasian, adjective

Word Origin for Malvasia

C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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