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

Examples of muscadine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some vineyards will sell muscadine must, which will set you up for at-home winemaking. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 1 July 2021 The dish is inspired by my memories of growing up and picking muscadine grapes at my grandfather's vineyard. Michiel Perry, Southern Living, 17 June 2021 My recipe, for grilled shrimp and sausage skewers, is basted with with a mixture of muscadine wine and spices for a sweet and savory flavor. Michiel Perry, Southern Living, 17 June 2021 The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a muscadine grape team, led by horticulture professor Patrick J. Conner. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 29 Dec. 2020 According to the Vintner Project, muscadine grapes are found throughout the South. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 29 Dec. 2020 In May, the team announce a new red variety of muscadine called RubyCrisp. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 29 Dec. 2020 Both bunch and muscadine grapes are grown in local landscapes, and they are pruned differently. Tom Maccubbin,, 26 Dec. 2020 Heat came from burning logs in a repurposed oil drum, and the wine was home-brewed from muscadine grapes. The Editors, Field & Stream, 10 Oct. 2020

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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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“Muscadine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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