- 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A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira.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 Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia), a village of southern Greece.