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malmsey

[mahm-zee] /ˈmɑm zi/
noun
1.
a strong, sweet wine with a strong flavor, originally made in Greece but now made mainly in Madeira.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English malmesye < Middle Low GermanMonemvasia Greek town where it was originally produced
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British Dictionary definitions for malmsey

malmsey

/ˈmɑːmzɪ/
noun
1.
a sweet Madeira wine
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin Malmasia, corruption of Greek Monembasia, Greek port from which the wine was shipped
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Word Origin and History for malmsey
malmsey
1407, "a strong, sweet white wine," from Prov. malmesie or M.Du. malemesye, both from M.L. malmasia, from Medieval Gk. Monembasia "Monemvasia," a town in the southern Peloponnesus that was an important center of wine production in the Middle Ages, lit. "only one entrance," from monos "alone, only" + embasis "entering into," from en- "in" + basis "a going, a stepping, a base."
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