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marsala

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noun, often capitalized mar·sa·la \mär-ˈsä-lə\

Definition of marsala

  1. :  a fortified Sicilian wine that varies from dry to sweet and is often used in cooking



Origin and Etymology of marsala

Marsala, town in Sicily


First Known Use: 1806

Rhymes with marsala

cantala, chuckwalla, cicala, corolla, halala, koala, Lingala, Messala, nyala, tambala, Uppsala


Marsala

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geographical name Mar·sa·la \mär-ˈsä-lä\

Definition of Marsala

  1. city & port Italy on W coast of Sicily S of Trapani pop 80,818




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