mus·​ca·​dine | \ ˈmə-skə-ˌdīn How to pronounce muscadine (audio) \

Definition of muscadine

: a grape (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southern U.S. with musky fruits borne in small clusters also : the fruit

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Mustang, muscadine, concord and other thick-skinned grapes are better suited for jellies, jams and other forms of preserves. Paul Stephen,, "How to celebrate the savory side of grapes and cook with them," 26 June 2019 Note: Also sells muscadines from mid-August to mid-September. Ann Maloney,, "Where to pick blueberries on Louisiana, Mississippi farms," 14 May 2018 Florida wineries champion the sweet muscadine grape and love it or hate it, Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery is going to have fun with it. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's St. Lucie County: Chill out and sip some sweet wine," 6 May 2018 Some fruit trees: The good news is that Louisiana gardeners can grow a wide variety of fruiting plants, including apples, citrus, peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, muscadine grapes, figs, persimmons, pecans, blueberries and blackberries. Dan Gill,, "Keep these plants out of your South Louisiana garden," 17 Mar. 2018 Vitis (as a genus like cannabis) describes everything from wild grapes, muscadines and concords to the finest Pinot Noir or Champagne. Noelle Crombie,, "Portland tactical officers arrest suspect in Hillsboro shooting," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of muscadine

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muscadine

probably alteration of muscatel

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