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malmsey (ˈmɑːmzɪ Pronunciation for malmsey



  1. a sweet Madeira wine

Word Origin

C15: from Medieval Latin Malmasia, corruption of Greek Monembasia, Greek port from which the wine was shipped

Example Sentences Including 'malmsey'

He had just eaten stuffed lamprey for lunch with a big elkhorn cup of malmsey sent from his estate in Devon.
Pizzey, Erin For the Love of a Stranger
Madeira's best pudding, tea-time and post-prandial performers are rich, raisiny bual, or the creamy muscat spice of malmsey.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)


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