muscat

noun
mus·cat | \ˈməs-ˌkat, -kət\

Definition of muscat 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : muscatel

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

Muscat

geographical name
Mus·cat | \ˈmə-ˌskät, -ˌskat, -skət\
variants: or Masqat \ˈmə-ˌskät \

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.

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The muscat is aged to be off-dry, producing a lighter version of the almost syrupy sweet standard. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The muscat is aged to be off-dry, producing a lighter version of the almost syrupy sweet standard. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 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 The muscat is aged to be off-dry, producing a lighter version of the almost syrupy sweet standard. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 The muscat is aged to be off-dry, producing a lighter version of the almost syrupy sweet standard. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 Such grand crus abound for riesling, gewürztraminer, pinot gris and muscat, but silvaner from Zotzenberg earned the right to that status only after local growers put up a battle. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Silvaner, a Lovely yet Unloved Spring Wine, Needs Friends," 10 May 2018 The muscat is aged to be off-dry, producing a lighter version of the almost syrupy sweet standard. San Antonio Express-News, "Hilmy Cellars," 8 Mar. 2018 One, the Jolie-Laide, gives an indication of its blend on the label, with grenache and syrah written in big letters, and viognier and muscat d’Alexandria in a subordinate font. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Don’t Judge a Wine by the Grape on Its Label," 1 Feb. 2018

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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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