malvasia


mal·va·sia

noun, often capitalized \ˌmal-və-ˈzē-ə, -ˈsē-\

Definition of MALVASIA

:  a medium to large cultivated grape of Mediterranean regions that is often blended with other grape varieties to produce aromatic dry or sweet wines

Origin of MALVASIA

Italian, a sweet wine, from Mod Greek Monobasia Monemvasia, village in Greece
First Known Use: 1882

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