malvoisie

malvoisie

[mal-voi-zee, -vuh-]
noun
1.
malmsey wine.
2.
the malvasia grape.

Origin:
1350–1400; < French; replacing Middle English malvesie < Middle French < Italian malvasia. See malmsey, malvasia

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malvoisie (ˈmælvɔɪzɪ, -və-)
 
n
an amber dessert wine made in France, similar to malmsey
 
[C14: via Old French from Italian Malvasia, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey]

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