from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira. Also called malvasia, malvoisie.
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- n. A sweet, fortified wine made in Madeira, originally from the malvasia grape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of grape.
- n. A wine, usually sweet, strong, and of high flavor, originally and still made in Greece, but now especially in the Canary and Madeira islands, and also in the Azores and in Spain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sweet Madeira wine
Middle English, ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia, alteration of Medieval Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia), a village of southern Greece.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)