malvasia

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mal·va·si·a

 (măl′və-zē′ə)
n.
A variety of grape cultivated especially in Italy that is used to make white and red wines.

[Italian, from Medieval Latin malvasia; see malmsey.]

Malvasia

(ˌmælvəˈsɪə)
n
1. (Brewing) another word for malmsey
2. (Brewing) the type of grape used to make malmsey
[C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey]
ˌMalvaˈsian adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malvasia - used to make malmsey winemalvasia - used to make malmsey wine    
malmsey - sweet Madeira wine
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
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