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n. pl. malm·seys
A sweet fortified wine originally made in Greece and now produced mainly in Madeira.
[Middle English, ultimately from Medieval Latin malvasia, malmasia, alteration of Medieval Greek Monemvasia (Malvasia), a village of southern Greece.]
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(Brewing) a sweet Madeira wine
[C15: from Medieval Latin Malmasia, corruption of Greek Monembasia, Greek port from which the wine was shipped]
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a sweet wine of Madeira.
[1325–75; < Medieval Latin Malmasia < Greek Monemvasia Greek town where orig. produced]
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n → Malvasier(wein) m
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