muscadine

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English[edit]

Muscadines (red, small) and scuppernongs (green, large) in a bowl.

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

muscadine (plural muscadines)

  1. An American vine of the subgenus Vitis subg. Muscadinia, Vitis rotundifolia
  2. A grape variety from this vine.
  3. A wine produced from these grapes.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York, 2001, p.223:
      All black wines, over-hot, compound, strong, thick drinks, as muscadine, malmsey, alicant, rumney, brown bastard, metheglin, and the like []

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