muscat

noun
mus·​cat | \ ˈmə-ˌskat How to pronounce muscat (audio) , -skət \

Definition of muscat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : any of several cultivated grapes used in making wine and raisins

Muscat

geographical name
Mus·​cat | \ ˈmə-ˌskät How to pronounce Muscat (audio) , -ˌskat, -skət \
variants: or Masqat \ ˈmə-​ˌskät How to pronounce Masqat (audio) \

Definition of Muscat (Entry 2 of 2)

town and port on the Gulf of Oman population 24,893

Note: Muscat is the capital of Oman.

Examples of muscat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In Japan’s Yamagate prefecture, a farmer complained this week that bears ate nearly $1,000 worth of premium shine muscat grapes, with public broadcaster NHK capturing one animal in action. Simon Denyer And, Washington Post, "Hungry bears with a taste for grapes and chestnuts are causing havoc in Japan," 30 Oct. 2020 Another must-order is the gateau basque ($35), a hybrid of cake, pie and tart that goes great with tea or a glass of muscat. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try," 10 Sep. 2020 Another of Cain’s favorites, available for now only from Murray, is Sweet Mayabelle, which is small, red and crunchy like Flame but packed with muscat flavor. David Karp, Los Angeles Times, "Gum Drops and Candy Hearts are ... grape varieties?," 23 July 2019 If the combination of prosciutto and melon rings your chimes, try prosciutto with any of many other sweet or ripe fruits: mango, papaya, stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, nectarine), pineapple, orange, muscat grapes, kiwi, star fruit, and so on. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Tips on complementing summer flavors in the kitchen," 23 July 2019 The wine is 60 percent chenin blanc, with the rest chardonnay and muscat. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.," 19 July 2019 And some imports are simply superb, like flavorful pink seedless muscat grapes from Chile, now in season. David Karp, New York Times, "Most of America’s Fruit Is Now Imported. Is That a Bad Thing?," 13 Mar. 2018 If the combination of prosciutto and melon rings your chimes, try prosciutto with any of many other sweet or ripe fruits: mango, papaya, stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, nectarine), pineapple, orange, muscat grapes, kiwi, star fruit, and so on. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Tips on complementing summer flavors in the kitchen," 23 July 2019 The wine is 60 percent chenin blanc, with the rest chardonnay and muscat. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of muscat

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for muscat

Noun

Middle French, from Old Occitan, from muscat musky, from musc musk, from Late Latin muscus — more at musk

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“Muscat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscat. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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