Ma·​la·​ga ˈma-lə-gə How to pronounce Malaga (audio)
: a sweet brown fortified wine from Málaga, Spain
also : a similar wine made elsewhere

Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Malaga was in 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Malaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Má·​la·​ga ˈma-lə-gə How to pronounce Málaga (audio)
province of southern Spain in Andalusia bordering the Mediterranean Sea; area 2809 square miles (7275 square kilometers), population 1,594,808
city and port on the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Gibraltar in southern Spain population 561,435

Note: The city of Málaga is the capital of the province of Málaga.

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