marsala

noun, often capitalized
mar·​sa·​la | \ mär-ˈsä-lə How to pronounce marsala (audio) \

Definition of marsala

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Marsala

geographical name
Mar·​sa·​la | \ mär-ˈsä-lä How to pronounce Marsala (audio) \

Definition of Marsala (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on the Mediterranean Sea south of Trapani on the western coast of Sicily, Italy population 80,818

Examples of marsala in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For those seeking a plate of food rather than the hands-on portability of a sandwich, there’s chicken piccata ($12.50), chicken marsala ($14), and chicken parmigiana ($10.50) over pasta, among other options. BostonGlobe.com, "Chef Mike’s brings old-world Italian classics to Needham - The Boston Globe," 12 Sep. 2019 Pastas, calzones, pizzas, sandwiches, and traditional plates like chicken and veal parmigiana and marsala all are popular options. al, "Take a culinary tour of the world in Crestline Village," 22 Aug. 2019 Choose from traditional dinners such as steamed mussels in white wine, roast duck a l’orange, blanquette de veau, trout almondine and chicken marsala alongside the chef’s nightly specials. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "A Rendez-Vous with blueberry pancakes," 16 Aug. 2019 The main course features restaurant specialties, such as sauteed flounder, chicken piccata, veal marsala and shrimp primavera. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: Zammitt’s joins Houston Restaurant Weeks, new HR solutions firm debuts in Kingwood," 18 July 2019 Try the Porcini Mushroom Ravioli in a light marsala cream sauce ($24). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "10 best new Bay Area restaurants for outdoor dining," 24 June 2019 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of marsala

Noun

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marsala

Noun

Marsala, town in Sicily

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“Marsala.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsala. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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