Mar sala

Marsala

[mahr-sah-luh; Italian mahr-sah-lah]
noun
1.
a seaport in W Sicily.
2.
a sweet, dark, fortified wine made near Marsala, or a similar wine made elsewhere.
adjective
3.
made or flavored with this wine: veal Marsala.
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Marsala (mɑːˈsɑːlə)
 
n
1.  a port in W Sicily: landing place of Garibaldi at the start of his Sicilian campaign (1860). Pop: 77 784 (2001)
2.  (sometimes not capital) a dark sweet dessert wine made in Sicily

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Marsala
1806, kind of wine, named for seaport town on the west coast of Sicily, which is said to be from Arabic Mirsa-llahi, lit. "the Port of God."
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