from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Carthaginians c. 397 B.C., it is noted for its wine. Population: 82,300.
  • n. A sweet or dry fortified wine of Sicilian origin.
  • adj. Cooked or flavored with Marsala: veal Marsala.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in western Sicily
  • n. A fortified wine from Sicily
  • n. A sauce made from Marsala wine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A class of white wines produced in Sicily, especially in the region about Marsala on the western coast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dark sweet or semisweet dessert wine from Sicily


Italian, after Marsala 1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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