Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various fragrant white, red, or black grapes, used for making wine or raisins.
  • noun Muscatel wine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grape having a strong odor or flavor as of musk.
  • noun Wine made from muscat-grapes, or of similar character to that so made, usually strong and more or less sweet. Also called muscadel.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A name given to several varieties of Old World grapes, differing in color, size, etc., but all having a somewhat musky flavor. The muscat of Alexandria is a large oval grape of a pale amber color.

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

  • noun A white grape variety; used as table grapes and for making raisins and sweet wine.
  • noun The muscatel wine made from these grapes.
  • noun The vine bearing this fruit.

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

  • noun any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes
  • noun wine from muscat grapes
  • noun a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
  • noun sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal *muscat, from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see musk.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French muscat.

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