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malvoisie

[ mal-voi-zee, -vuh- ]
/ ˈmæl vɔɪ zi, -və- /
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noun
malmsey wine.
the malvasia grape.
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Origin of malvoisie

1350–1400; <French; replacing Middle English malvesie<Middle French <Italian malvasia.See malmsey, malvasia
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British Dictionary definitions for malvoisie

malvoisie
/ (ˈmælvɔɪzɪ, -və-) /

noun
an amber dessert wine made in France, similar to malmsey

Word Origin for malvoisie

C14: via Old French from Italian Malvasia, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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