American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Malvasia Sentence Examples
The Marquis Malvasia in his Ephemerides (Bologna, 1662) describes a micrometer of his own invention.
It was abandoned during the middle ages; its inhabitants took posession of the promontory of Minoa, turned it into an island, and built and fortified thereon the city of Monembasia, which became the most flourishing of all the towns in the Morea, and gave its name to the well-known Malmsey or Malvasia wine.
It is here that the grapes for the famous dessert wine malvasia are grown along with capers and olives.