Definitions

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  • n. A dark sweet Greek red wine, or the grapes from which it's made.

Etymologies

Modern Greek, from late Greek μαυρος ‘dark’ + δαφνη ‘laurel’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Back in the shooting, this time Chef Yannis made a spiced quince with mavrodaphne, a fragrant and tasty desert often served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

    Thei Zervaki: A Day With The Cooking Odyssey

  • It will also offer an extensive list of Greek and International wines, and a fine selection of Greek dessert wines, featuring vinsanto from Santorini, mavrodaphne from Patras and muscats from Samos.

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  • Silently, in her widow's position of honor at the head of the table, she picked at her whitefish and drank her glass of Mavrodaphne, but her thoughts were as obscure to me as her face behind her black veil.
    —Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 269

    August 16, 2008