- the darkest and sweetest type of Madeira
- the white grape from which this is made
- any other wine made from this grape
Origin of malmseyMiddle English malmesey from Medieval Latin malmasia from Malmasia from Classical Greek Monembasia, Monemvasia, or Malvasia, small town on the coast of Laconia, Greece, formerly noted for exporting wine
A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira.
Origin of malmseyMiddle English ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia alteration of Medieval GreekMonemvasia ( Malvasia ) a village of southern Greece