scuppernong

noun
scup·​per·​nong | \ ˈskə-pər-ˌnȯŋ How to pronounce scuppernong (audio) , -ˌnäŋ \

Definition of scuppernong

1 : muscadine especially : a cultivated muscadine with yellowish-green plum-flavored fruits
2 : a sweet aromatic amber-colored wine made from scuppernongs

Examples of scuppernong in a Sentence

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First Known Use of scuppernong

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scuppernong

Scuppernong, river and lake in North Carolina

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Cite this Entry

“Scuppernong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scuppernong. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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