malvoisie [mal-voi-zee, -vuh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. malmsey wine.
  2. the malvasia grape.

Origin of malvoisie 1350–1400; French; replacing Middle English malvesie Middle French Italian malvasia. See malmsey, malvasia Examples from the Web for malvoisie Historical Examples of malvoisie

  • The wines of the neighbourhood, the macabeu and the malvoisie are famous.

    Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

    Francis Miltoun

  • Duchess, you said the other day that you liked Malvoisie, and here is some.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The servant brought champagne and malvoisie; the supper was delicious.

    Frdrique; vol. 1

    Charles Paul de Kock

  • His wine he takes hot when the nights are cold, malvoisie or vernage, with as much spice as would cover the thumb-nail.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • They were a merry company of knights and dames, just risen from supper and Malvoisie.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

  • British Dictionary definitions for malvoisie malvoisie noun

    1. an amber dessert wine made in France, similar to malmsey

    Word Origin for malvoisie C14: via Old French from Italian Malvasia, from Greek Monembasia; see malmsey

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