Malmsey meaning

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A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira.
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The darkest and sweetest type of Madeira.
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The white grape from which this is made.
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Any other wine made from this grape.
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A sweet, fortified wine made in Madeira, originally from the malvasia grape.
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Origin of malmsey

  • Middle English ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia alteration of Medieval Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia) a village of southern Greece

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition