from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Raisins prepared by dipping the ripe bunches of grapes into a hot lye made of wood-ashes, oil, and salt, and then drying them in the sun. Raisins of tho best quality, known as Malaga or Muscatel, are dried by the sun on the vine. Also called briefly Valencias. See raisin, 2.
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