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muscadine

[muhs-kuh-din, -dahyn] /ˈmʌs kə dɪn, -ˌdaɪn/
noun
1.
a grape, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southern U.S., having dull purple, thick-skinned musky fruit and being the origin of many grape varieties.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; muscad(el) + -ine1
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  • Large variety of wines for every palate, from dry vinifera to our sweet native muscadine.
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muscadine

/ˈmʌskədɪn; -ˌdaɪn/
noun
1.
a woody climbing vitaceous plant, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southeastern US
2.
Also called scuppernong, bullace grape. the thick-skinned musk-scented purple grape produced by this plant: used to make wine
Word Origin
C16: from muscadel
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