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[mahr-sah-luh; Italian mahr-sah-lah] /mɑrˈsɑ lə; Italian mɑrˈsɑ lɑ/

a seaport in W Sicily.
a sweet, dark, fortified wine made near Marsala, or a similar wine made elsewhere.
made or flavored with this wine:
veal Marsala.
a port in W Sicily: landing place of Garibaldi at the start of his Sicilian campaign (1860). Pop: 77 784 (2001)
(sometimes not capital) a dark sweet dessert wine made in Sicily

kind of wine, 1806, named for seaport town on the west coast of Sicily, which is said to be from Arabic Mirsa-llahi, literally “the Port of God.”


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