Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woody vine (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southeast United States, bearing a thick-skinned musky grape used to make juice and wine.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) 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.
  • noun (Bot.) A fragrant and delicious pear.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Muscardin.
  • noun (Bot.) a derivative of the northern fox grape, and scarcely an improvement upon it.
  • noun (Bot.) a European grape of great value. Its berries are large, round, and of a pale amber color. Called also golden chasselas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of muscatel.]

Examples

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

    John Besh's Recipe for Peppered Venison Backstrap

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

    Favorite wild berry?

  • 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 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • 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

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

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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

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