malvasia









malvasia


malvasia [mal-vuh-see-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a sweet grape from which malmsey wine is made.

Origin of malvasia 1830–40; Italian, for Monemvasia. See malmsey Related formsmal·va·si·an, adjective Examples from the Web for malvasia Historical Examples of malvasia

  • Both these artists are commended by the continuator of Malvasia.

    The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)

    Luigi Antonio Lanzi

  • Two of these, followers of Guercino, are mentioned by Malvasia.

    The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)

    Luigi Antonio Lanzi

  • Commendations of Negri are met with in the volumes of Malvasia and of Crespi.

    The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)

    Luigi Antonio Lanzi

  • The dry is well known by the name of Vidonia, and the sweet as Malvasia.

    A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I

    James Holman

  • He stood alone, that marvelous man, holding the last bottle of Malvasia sweetly cradled in an arm, and he harangued the multitude.

    Where the Pavement Ends

    John Russell

  • British Dictionary definitions for malvasia Malvasia noun

    1. another word for malmsey
    2. the type of grape used to make malmsey

    Derived FormsMalvasian, adjectiveWord Origin for Malvasia C19: from Italian, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey

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