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  • malmsey — ► NOUN ▪ a sweet fortified Madeira wine. ORIGIN from Monemvasia, a port in Greece; malmsey was formerly a strong, sweet white wine imported from Greece …   English terms dictionary

  • Malmsey — Malm sey, n. [OE. malvesie, F. malvoisie, It. malvasia, malavagia, fr. Malvasia, or Napoli di Malvasia, in the Morea.] A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malmsey — (engl., spr. mámsĭ), s. Malvasier …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Malmsey — (engl., spr. mahmsĭ), Wein, s. Malvasier …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Malmsey —   [ mɑːmzɪ; englisch, nach der Traubensorte Malvasier], Weinbereitung: Typ des Madeira.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • malmsey — c.1400, type of strong, sweet white wine, from Prov. malmesie or M.Du. malemesye, both from M.L. malmasia, from Medieval Gk. Monembasia Monemvasia, a town in the southern Peloponnesus that was an important center of wine production in the Middle… …   Etymology dictionary

  • malmsey — [mäm′zē] n. [ME malmesey < ML malmasia < Malmasia < Gr Monembasia, Monemvasia, or Malvasia, small town on the coast of Laconia, Greece, formerly noted for exporting wine] 1. the darkest and sweetest type of Madeira 2. the white grape… …   English World dictionary

  • Malmsey — Fast lesereife Malvasier Trauben Malvasia delle Lipari von Salina Malvasia sind in südlichen Ländern sehr verbreitete verschiedene rote und weiße Rebsorten, vor allem aus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • malmsey — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English malmesey, from Medieval Latin Malmasia Monemvasia, village in Greece where a sweet wine was produced Date: 15th century the sweetest variety of Madeira wine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malmsey — /mahm zee/, n. a strong, sweet wine with a strong flavor, originally made in Greece but now made mainly in Madeira. [1325 75; ME malmesye < MLG Monemvasia Greek town where it was originally produced] * * * …   Universalium

  • malmsey — noun A sweet, fortified wine made in Madeira, originally from the malvasia grape …   Wiktionary

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