(redirected from Rojal)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


A variety of grape cultivated especially in Italy that is used to make white and red wines.

[Italian, from Medieval Latin malvasia; see malmsey.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The goal of this research was twofold: firstly to identify the sensory key attributes of wines from Rojal, Tortosi, and Moravia Dulce minority grape varieties from La Mancha region.
(22.) Arthur Golding, The ioyful and rojal entertainment of the ryght high and mightie Prince, Frauncis the Frenche Kings only brother ...
A number of experts are participating in the event, among them the senior legal officer of Lisbon System in WIPO Florence Rojal, besides other figures.
Entre los temas estuvieron: la calidad de algunos fertilizantes agricolas, como el guano peruano y los superfosfatos; la Memoria de Lawes, Gilbert y Pugh, publicada en Philosophical Transactions of the Rojal Society of London y que trataba sobre <<las fuentes del azoe con especial referencia a la cuestion de si las plantas asimilan el azoe libre>>, que condensaba los postulados de Boussingault, Lawes, Gilbert y Pugh frente a Liebig; el cultivo de la rubia, planta tintorea, en Venezuela; la adaptacion de las maquinas de vapor a las actividades agricolas en el pais; observaciones sobre la poda del cafe y su importancia en la productividad; elementos de fisiologia vegetal y aspectos entomologicos de importancia economica con repercusiones agricolas (Bruni Celli, 1968, II).