Origin: ME malmesey < ML malmasia < Malmasia < Gr Monembasia, Monemvasia, or Malvasia, small town on the coast of Laconia, Greece, formerly noted for exporting wine
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noun pl. malm·seys
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia
Origin: , alteration of Medieval Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia)
Origin: , a village of southern Greece.
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