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[mawl-vern, maw- for 1; mal-vern for 2] /ˈmɔl vərn, ˈmɔ- for 1; ˈmæl vərn for 2/
an urban area in W England, SW of Birmingham: mineral springs; incorporated into Malvern Hills 1974.
a town in central Arkansas. Unabridged
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  • Often called in England the Malvern pear, being much grown about that place; esteemed for perry.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Some one told me that he was gone or going to the Water Doctor at Malvern.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • The early summer of 1838 was spent by the Vice-Chancellor and his family at Malvern.

  • "Run up to your room, my dear," said good-natured Lady Malvern.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Malvern Hill left out, the two armies would have mingled their lines between that and Westover during the 3d and 4th of July.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • For the first time since Malvern Hill, our forces had the advantage of position.

    Three Years in the Sixth Corps George T. Stevens
  • Arden privately decided, if they did not find Sim at either station, to tell Mrs. Malvern at the first opportunity.

    The Orchard Secret Cleo Garis
  • Shall a lay-brother of Malvern stoop to play handy-dandy for favours?

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • C was with the regiment, just returned from hospital partially recovered from a wound received at Malvern Hill.

  • He will have it as how 't was child's prattle yonder in Malvern Chase.

    Long Will Florence Converse
British Dictionary definitions for Malvern


a town and resort in W England, in S Worcestershire on the E slopes of the Malvern Hills: annual dramatic festival; mineral springs. Pop: 35 588 (2001)
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