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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of grape.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sweet, fortified wine made in Madeira, originally from the malvasia grape.

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

  • noun sweet Madeira wine

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia, alteration of Medieval Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia), a village of southern Greece.]

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