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 Heat came from burning logs in a repurposed oil drum, and the wine was home-brewed from muscadine grapes. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Best Recipes and Drinks for Hunting Camp," 10 Oct. 2020 For the grand opening, Rocket Republic plans to have around 40 brews available, including Alabama gold-medal winner Terrestri-Ale Belgian Ale and a new, year-aged muscadine wild ale collabo with Nashville's Barrique Brewing and Blending. Matt Wake |, al, "Alabama brewery opens new Huntsville location," 5 Dec. 2019 The mayor sampled some muscadine wine and walked through the 900-square-foot shotgun home, which included a living room shrine to the many members of the family who have served in the military. Bill Ruthhart,, "Pete Buttigieg is polling at 0% with black voters in South Carolina. Here’s how he’s rebooting his 2020 approach to win them over.," 5 Dec. 2019 This winery was the first of several Alabama wineries to think beyond the muscadine. Verna Gates, al, "How to spend 24 hours on the North Alabama Wine Trail," 19 Sep. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'muscadine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of muscadine

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muscadine

probably alteration of muscatel

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about muscadine

Time Traveler for muscadine

Time Traveler

The first known use of muscadine was circa 1785

See more words from the same year

Statistics for muscadine

Last Updated

9 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Muscadine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Comments on muscadine

What made you want to look up muscadine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!