malvasia

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noun, often capitalized mal·va·sia \ˌmal-və-ˈzē-ə, -ˈsē-\

Definition of malvasia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of malvasia

Italian, a sweet wine, from Modern Greek Monobasia Monemvasia, village in Greece


First Known Use: 1882


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