Malvesie Mal"ve*sie, n. Malmsey wine. See {Malmsey}. `` A jub of malvesye.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • malvoisie — /mal voy zee, veuh /, n. 1. malmsey wine. 2. the malvasia grape. [1350 1400; < F; r. ME malvesie < MF < It malvasia. See MALMSEY, MALVASIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Monemvasía — ▪ Greece ancient  Minoa        town, Laconia nomós (department), southern Greece, on the southeastern coast of the Peloponnese. Monemvasía lies at the foot of a rock that stands just offshore and that is crowned by the ruins of a medieval… …   Universalium

  • malvoisie — [ malvwazi ] n. m. • malvesy 1393; nom d une ville gr., it. malvasia 1 ♦ Vin grec célèbre, doux et liquoreux. 2 ♦ Par ext. (1690) Vin obtenu avec le cépage de Malvoisie. Malvoisie de Madère. ⇒ madère. ● malvoisie nom masculin (de Malvoisie, nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • malvoisie — [ malvɔɪzi, ˌmalvɔɪ zi:] noun (in French speaking countries) any of several grape varieties used to make full flavoured white wines. Origin from OFr. malvesie, from the Fr. form of Monemvasia (see malmsey) …   English new terms dictionary

  • malvoisie — /ˈmælvɔɪzi/ (say malvoyzee), / və / (say vuh ) noun 1. → malmsey. 2. (upper case) → malvasia. {French; replacing Middle English malvesie malmsey, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • malvoisie — n. = MALMSEY. Etymology: ME f. OF malvesie f. F form of Monemvasia: see MALMSEY …   Useful english dictionary

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