Definition of Malvasia in English:

Malvasia

Line breaks: Mal|vasia
Pronunciation: /ˌmalvəˈsiːə
 
, -ˈziːə/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A variety of grape used to make white and red wines, especially in Italy.
    More example sentences
    • I dreamed of tasting a white made from the Malvasia, Trebbiano or Ortrugo grapes.
    • Orvieto, as a wine, comes from the grapes of the Procanico, Verdello, Malvasia, Grechetto and Drupeggio varieties.
    • When made into dry white wine, Malvasia grapes can produce wines full in body with fragrant aromas.

Origin

Italian form of the place name Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese (see malmsey).

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