Definition of Malvasia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmalvəˈsiːə/
Pronunciation: /ˌmalvəˈziːə/


[mass noun]
A variety of grape used to make white and red wines, especially in Italy.
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.


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

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