muscatel
noun Etymology: Middle English muskadell, from Medieval Latin muscadellum, from Old Occitan muscadel, from muscadel resembling musk, from muscat Date: 15th century 1. a sweet fortified wine from muscat grapes 2. a raisin from muscat grapes

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  • Muscatel — Mus ca*tel , a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, or derived from, a muscat grapes or similar grapes; as, muscatel grapes; muscatel wine, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muscatel — Mus ca*tel , n. 1. A common name for several varieties of rich sweet wine, made in Italy, Spain, and France. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Finest raisins, dried on the vine; sun raisins. [1913 Webster] [Variously written {moscatel}, {muscadel}, etc.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muşcăţel — MUŞCĂŢÉL s. v. muşcată, nucşoară. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • muscatel — (n.) 1530s, variant of muskadell (c.1400), from O.Fr. muscadel, from O.Prov. *muscadel, dim. of muscat (grape) with the fragrance of musk (see MUSCAT (Cf. muscat)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • muscatel — [mus΄kədel′mus΄kə tel′] n. [ME muscadelle < OFr muscadel < Prov or < It moscadello, orig. dim. of Prov muscat, It moscato,MUSCAT] 1. a sweet, usually fortified wine made from the muscat 2. MUSCAT (sense 1): Also muscadel [mus΄kədel′] …   English World dictionary

  • muscatel — /mus keuh tel , mus keuh tel /, n. 1. a sweet wine made from muscat grapes. 2. a muscat grape. 3. a raisin made from muscat grapes. Also, muscadel, muscadelle. [1350 1400; < MF, equiv. to muscat MUSCAT + el n. suffix; r. ME muscadel(le) < MF,… …   Universalium

  • muscatel — noun a) A muscat grape or raisin, especially one from southern Spain b) A sweet wine made from these grapes …   Wiktionary

  • muscatel — mÊŒskÉ™ tel n. grape of the muscat; muscat wine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muscatel — [ˌmʌskə tɛl] noun a muscat grape or a raisin made from such a grape. ↘a sweet wine made from muscat grapes. Origin via OFr. from Provençal, dimin. of muscat (see muscat) …   English new terms dictionary

  • muscatel — n. See muscat …   New dictionary of synonyms

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