malvoisie

[mal-voi-zee, -vuh-]

Origin of malvoisie

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

noun
  1. 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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