Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woody vine (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southeast United States, bearing a musky grape used to make wine. Also called scuppernong.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An American vine of the subgenus Muscadinia.
  • n. A grape variety from this vine.
  • n. A wine produced from these grapes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given to several very different kinds of grapes, but in America used chiefly for the scuppernong, or southern fox grape, which is said to be the parent stock of the Catawba. See grapevine.
  • n. A fragrant and delicious pear.
  • n. See Muscardin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as muscadel.
  • Of the color of muscadel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dull-purple grape of southern United States
  • n. native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties

Etymologies

Alteration of muscatel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Spoon generous amounts of the muscadine sauce over each one.

    John Besh's Recipe for Peppered Venison Backstrap

  • John Besh, an award-winning New Orleans chef, shares his recipe for peppered backstrap with muscadine and red wine

    John Besh's Recipe for Peppered Venison Backstrap

  • I know these are not berries but I like wild cherries and muscadine.

    Favorite wild berry?

  • Think of the muscadine jelly as any jelly you may have at home or at the camp.

    John Besh's Recipe for Peppered Venison Backstrap

  • I originally started the honey fermenting Dec. 30, 2008, and racked the mead on Feb. 2, 2009, at which point I siphoned off a couple of gallons of which to make a muscadine-infused mead didn't turn out so well.

    Jayme Lynn Blaschke's Gibberish

  • Mmmm... nutty, sweet muscadine then drained 1.5 gallons of the racked mead from the big vessel onto the muscadines.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • This caused me some degree of consternation, as this was what I'd planned to use for my muscadine pyment.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Hank's was founded in 1963 by Bill and Helen Hanchey (whence the "Hank"), who brought their notion of Q with them from Rose Hill, N.C. (pop. 1,330, alleged home of the world's largest frying pan and muscadine winery).

    Barbecue and Beyond

  • Hurriedly passing through the muscadine patches and mashing the sugary juices between his toes, he stopped just beyond the edge of the brush, hearing what he thought to be a horse trying to catch its breath.

    The Highest Price for Passion

  • As he approached the river, he could smell the muscadine patches that enveloped the trees alongside the banks.

    The Highest Price for Passion

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