malvasia

[mal-vuh-see-uh]

Origin of malvasia

1830–40; < Italian, for Monemvasia. See malmsey
Related formsmal·va·si·an, adjective
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Malvasia

noun
  1. another word for malmsey
  2. the type of grape used to make malmsey
Derived FormsMalvasian, adjective

Word Origin for Malvasia

C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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