American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See muscadine.
- n. A cultivated variety of the muscadine grape with sweet yellowish fruit.
- n. A wine made from this grape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cultivated variety of the muscadine, bullace, or southern foxgrape, Vitis rotundifolia (V. vulpina), of the southern United States and Mexico. It is a valued white- or sometimes purple-fruited grape. Its large berries are well flavored, and peculiar in that all on a bunch do not ripen at once. The ripe berries fall from the vine, and are gathered from the ground.
- n. A large greenish-bronze grape native to the Southeastern United States, a variety of the muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia).
- n. A sweet, golden or amber-colored American wine made from this variety of grape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An American grape, a form of Vitis vulpina, found in the Southern Atlantic States, and often cultivated.
- n. amber-green muscadine grape of southeastern United States
- Named after the Scuppernong River and Lake in North Carolina near which the grapes were first found and cultivated. Probably from an Algonquian word. Both senses, "grape" and "wine", are first found in documents from the 1800s-1820s. (Wiktionary)
- After the Scuppernong River in northeast North Carolina. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The book also turned me on to so many new ingredients, like sorghum, Carolina gold rice, spicy Blenheim ginger ale (which I now order by the case), country ham, scuppernong grapes, and, of course, boiled peanuts (per the bumper sticker, I "brake for" them at any occasion).”
“Image via Wikipedia I was at the Farmers Market yesterday and the air was winey with the scent of scuppernong and muscadine grapes.”
“Dinner dishes include lacquered foie gras with scuppernong a muscadine grape and venison loin with chanterelle mushrooms.”
“The next day was the perfect fall day, bright and cool, with a high blue sky and the welcome smell of a change of season, The tea olive trees in the first full bloom, scuppernong grapes and pine straw heated up by the sun and soon, with all of that, the smell of mown grass.”
“Then she went to her old refrigerator, brought out a full bottle of scuppernong wine and two chilled jelly glasses and poured us each a heavy slug.”
“Words of moral indignation rose to her lips but suddenly she remembered the Yankee who lay under the tangle of scuppernong vines at Tara.”
“Dr. Meade had not thought to warn her that a woman in her condition should not drink, for it never occurred to him that a decent woman would drink anything stronger than scuppernong wine.”
““Pork, what of the corn whisky Pa buried in the oak barrel under the scuppernong arbor?””
“The Yankee lay in the shallow pit Scarlett had scraped out under the scuppernong arbor.”
“There was an enormous orchard and a tremendous big [unknown] scuppernong arbor.”
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