Definition of Malmsey

1. Noun. Sweet Madeira wine.

Generic synonyms: Madeira
Substance meronyms: Malvasia



Definition of Malmsey

1. n. A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc.

Definition of Malmsey

1. Noun. A sweet, fortified wine made in Madeira, originally from the malvasia grape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malmsey

1. a white wine [n -SEYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malmsey

malls
mallspeak
mallternative
mallternatives
mallu
mallus
malm
malma
malmag
malmags
malmier
malmiest
malmignatte
malmignattes
malms
malmsey (current term)
malmseys
malmy
malnormal
malnormality
malnourish
malnourished
malnourishment
malnutrition
malnutritional
malnutritions
malo
malobservation
malobservations
malocclusion

Literary usage of Malmsey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"said Mrs. malmsey, with one of those curious little laughs into which a lady manages ... Jt is a bore," said Mrs. malmsey, pinching her thread into a point. ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"malmsey, a sweet luscious wine, made from a species of grape originally brought from a small town on the southern coast of the Morea called ..."

3. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"Clarence has been called from this " malmsey Clarence." Malt-worm* (drunkards), I. Henry IV., ii. 1. Malvolio, Olivia's steward in Twelfth Night, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare by Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (1840)
"They talk of drowning him in the butt of malmsey, but this ingenious notion is not acted upon ; he is stabbed by one of the ruffians. ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Of the round white grapes, the Amber Muscadine, the malmsey Muscadine, the White Muscadine, the Pearl-drop, and the White Constantia are all good. ..."

6. A History of Taxation and Taxes in England from the Earliest Times to the by Stephen Dowell (1888)
"malmsey. The Sweet Wine*. Sack. Canary. Sherry. Port. Madeira. Wine a product of foreign ... The malmsey of Crete. Wholesale and retail vessels for wine. ..."

7. Society As I Have Found It by Ward MacAllister (1890)
"... Gordons — Prejudice against malmsey—Madeira should be kept in the Garret— Some famous Brands. HAVING had your champagne from the fish to the roast, ..."

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