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scuppernong

[skuhp-er-nawng, -nong] /ˈskʌp ərˌnɔŋ, -ˌnɒŋ/
noun
1.
a silvery amber-green variety of muscadine grape.
2.
the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the southern U.S.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; short for scuppernong grape, after a river in North Carolina
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British Dictionary definitions for scuppernongs

scuppernong

/ˈskʌpəˌnɒŋ/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: named after Scuppernong River in North Carolina where the grape grows
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Word Origin and History for scuppernongs

scuppernong

n.

cultivated muscadine grape vine, 1811, from name of a river in North Carolina, U.S., recorded 18c. as Cascoponung, Cuscopang, from an unidentified American Indian word.

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