mus·​ca·​dine ˈmə-skə-ˌdīn How to pronounce muscadine (audio)
: a grape (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southern U.S. with musky fruits borne in small clusters
also : the fruit

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some recipes are complex, like making wine from muscadine grapes, or stuffing shad with parsley rice and serving it with roe — a two-day effort. New York Times, 9 May 2022 Wines in the program will run the gamut from traditional varietals such as chardonnay, riesling, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon to country muscadine and fruit wines --watermelon, peach, apple, blueberry, skeeter pee, a lemon wine. al, 7 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


probably alteration of muscatel

First Known Use

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muscadine was circa 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Muscadine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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