scup·​per·​nong ˈskə-pər-ˌnȯŋ How to pronounce scuppernong (audio)
: muscadine
especially : a cultivated muscadine with yellowish-green plum-flavored fruits
: a sweet aromatic amber-colored wine made from scuppernongs

Examples of scuppernong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scuppernong produces a wine often described as musky and wild. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 1 July 2021 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, 8 Aug. 2017

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Word History


Scuppernong, river and lake in North Carolina

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scuppernong was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Scuppernong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


scup·​per·​nong ˈskəp-ər-ˌnȯŋ How to pronounce scuppernong (audio)
: a large yellowish green plum-flavored grape
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