scuppernong

noun
scup·​per·​nong | \ˈskə-pər-ˌnȯŋ, -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

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A forager’s zest for adventure also is advantageous for muscadine and scuppernong grapes, available now, and wild persimmons, the sweet gift of autumn. Jill Warren Lucas, charlotteobserver, "Southern Living deemed her cake cookbook ‘essential.’ How about her fruit cookbook?," 8 Aug. 2017

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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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