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

  • noun A variety of grape cultivated especially in Italy that is used to make white and red wines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, a wine of Napoli di Malvasia in the Morea, Greece; now, a name given also to some other wines, especially to certain Italian and Sicilian wines, as to a brand of Marsala, of similar quality, sweet and somewhat heady. See malmsey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sweet grape used to make malmsey wine.

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

  • noun A variety of grape, originally from the region of the Aegean, now used to make malmsey wine

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

  • noun used to make malmsey wine


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

[Italian, from Medieval Latin malvasia; see malmsey.]



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  • A very popular and delicious wine produced in the Primorska region of Slovenia (malvazija); in English traditionally called malmsey.

    February 21, 2015