malvasian

malvasia

[mal-vuh-see-uh]
noun
a sweet grape from which malmsey wine is made.

Origin:
1830–40; < Italian, for Monemvasia. See malmsey

malvasian, adjective
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Malvasia (ˌmælvəˈsɪə)
 
n
1.  another word for malmsey
2.  the type of grape used to make malmsey
 
[C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey]
 
Malva'sian
 
adj

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