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

  • noun A sweet fortified wine made chiefly from muscat grapes.
  • noun A muscat grape or raisin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as muscadel.

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

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, or derived from, a muscat grapes or similar grapes
  • noun A common name for several varieties of rich sweet wine, made in Italy, Spain, and France.
  • noun Finest raisins, dried on the vine; “sun raisins.”

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

  • noun A muscat grape or raisin, especially one from southern Spain.
  • noun A sweet wine made from these grapes.

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

  • noun sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine
  • noun wine from muscat grapes

Etymologies

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

[Middle English muscadelle, partly from Medieval Latin muscātellum (from muscātus, nutmeg, musky, from Late Latin muscus, musk; see musk) and partly from Old French muscadel (from Old Provençal, diminutive of muscat, muscat; see muscat).]

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