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malvoisie

[mal-voi-zee, -vuh-] /ˈmæl vɔɪ zi, -və-/
noun
1.
malmsey wine.
2.
the malvasia grape.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < French; replacing Middle English malvesie < Middle French < Italian malvasia. See malmsey, malvasia
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British Dictionary definitions for malvoisie

malvoisie

/ˈmælvɔɪzɪ; -və-/
noun
1.
an amber dessert wine made in France, similar to malmsey
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Italian Malvasia, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey
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