muscatel

noun
mus·​ca·​tel | \ ˌmə-skə-ˈtel How to pronounce muscatel (audio) \

Definition of muscatel

1 : a sweet fortified wine from muscat grapes
2 : a raisin from muscat grapes

First Known Use of muscatel

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for muscatel

Middle English muskadell, from Medieval Latin muscadellum, from Old Occitan muscadel, from muscadel resembling musk, from muscat

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“Muscatel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscatel. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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