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Mar·sa·la 1

A city of western Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Carthaginians c. 397 bc, it is noted for its wine.

Mar·sa·la 2

A sweet or dry fortified wine of Sicilian origin.
Cooked or flavored with Marsala and often mushrooms: veal Marsala.

[Italian, after Marsala1.]


1. (Placename) a port in W Sicily: landing place of Garibaldi at the start of his Sicilian campaign (1860). Pop: 77 784 (2001)
2. (Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a dark sweet dessert wine made in Sicily


(mɑrˈsɑ lə)

1. a seaport in W Sicily. 46,300.
2. a sweet to dry amber-colored fortified wine of Sicily.


A fortified wine used in Italian cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marsala - dark sweet or semisweet dessert wine from SicilyMarsala - dark sweet or semisweet dessert wine from Sicily
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
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Contract award notice: Management and operational management of the custody and maintenance of the municipal sewage treatment plant of marsala with attached lifting systems
A classic oxidized Marsala style, with aromas and flavors of gingerbread, roasted nuts, orange marmalade, and spice.
INGREDIENTS 100g dark chocolate, melted and cooled 4 medium egg whites 220g caster sugar 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar 100g skinned, roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped For the filling/topping: 450ml double cream 500g cherries, pitted, 1 glass marsala or cherry liqueur 10g dark chocolate, for grating METHOD 1.
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