[mahm-zee] /ˈmɑm zi/

a strong, sweet wine with a strong flavor, originally made in Greece but now made mainly in Madeira.
a sweet Madeira wine

c.1400, type of strong, sweet white wine, from Provençal malmesie or Middle Dutch malemesye, both from Medieval Latin malmasia, from Medieval Greek Monembasia “Monemvasia,” a town in the southern Peloponnesus that was an important center of wine production in the Middle Ages, literally “only one entrance,” from monos “alone, only” (see mono-) + embasis “entering into,” from en- “in” + basis “a going, a stepping, a base” (see basis).


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