noun Etymology: probably alteration of muscatel Date: circa 1785 a grape (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southern United States with musky fruits borne in small clusters; also the fruit

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  • muscadine — [mus′kə din, mus′kədīn΄] n. [altered < muscadel, var. of MUSCATEL] an American grape (Vitis rotundifolia) growing in the SE U.S., with small leaves, simple tendrils, and small clusters of large, spherical, musky, purple grapes …   English World dictionary

  • Muscadine — Grapevine Grape vine , n. (Bot.) A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus {Vitis}, having small green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called {grapes}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common grapevine of the Old World is {Vitis vinifera},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muscadine — Muscardin Mus car*din, n. [F., fr. muscadin a musk scented lozenge, fr. muscade nutmeg, fr. L. muscus musk. See {Muscadel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The common European dormouse; so named from its odor. [Written also {muscadine}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muscadine — Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rotundifolia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • muscadine — /mus keuh din, duyn /, n. a grape, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southern U.S., having dull purple, thick skinned musky fruit and being the origin of many grape varieties. [1535 45; MUSCAD(EL) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • muscadine — noun a) An American vine of the subgenus Muscadinia b) A grape variety from this vine; the wine produced from these grapes …   Wiktionary

  • muscadine — mus·ca·dine || mÊŒskÉ™dɪn n. dull purplish grape that has a musky flavor (indigenous to the southern USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

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