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malmsey

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noun, often capitalized malm·sey \ˈmäm-zē, ˈmälm-\

Definition of malmsey

  1. :  the sweetest variety of Madeira wine



Origin and Etymology of malmsey

Middle English malmesey, from Medieval Latin Malmasia Monemvasia, village in Greece where a sweet wine was produced


First Known Use: 15th century


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