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malvasia

[mal-vuh-see-uh] /ˌmæl vəˈsi ə/
noun
1.
a sweet grape from which malmsey wine is made.
Origin of malvasia
1830-1840
1830-40; < Italian, for Monemvasia. See malmsey
Related forms
malvasian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for malvasia

Malvasia

/ˌmælvəˈsɪə/
noun
1.
another word for malmsey
2.
the type of grape used to make malmsey
Derived Forms
Malvasian, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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