scuppernong

scuppernong

[skuhp-er-nawng, -nong]
noun
1.
a silvery amber-green variety of muscadine grape.
2.
the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the southern U.S.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; short for scuppernong grape, after a river in North Carolina

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scuppernong (ˈskʌpəˌnɒŋ)
 
n
1.  a sweet American wine, slightly golden, made from a variety of muscadine grape
2.  another name for muscadine, the variety from which this wine is made
 
[C19: named after Scuppernong River in North Carolina where the grape grows]

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scuppernong
cultivated muscadine grape vine, 1811, from name of a river in North Carolina, U.S., probably from some Amer.Ind. word.
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