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

  • n. Any of various sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins.
  • n. Muscatel wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


French, from Old French, from Old Provençal *muscat, from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see musk.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French muscat. (Wiktionary)



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