- a silvery amber-green variety of muscadine grape.
- the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the southern U.S.
Origin of scuppernong
1805–15, Americanism; short for scuppernong grape, after a river in North Carolina
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Examples from the Web for scuppernong
No Scuppernong vine, he says, should be without its mocking bird to defend it.
A seedling of Scuppernong pollinated by Vitis munsoniana; from Munson in 1896.
A seedling of Scuppernong crossed with a Lincecumii hybrid; from Munson, about 1898.
The Scuppernong is the best of all grapes, for general cultivation at the South.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Also there was a cup of sweet wine, home-pressed from the berries the Indian scuppernong, to wash them down.The Master of Appleby
- a sweet American wine, slightly golden, made from a variety of muscadine grape
- 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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Word Origin and History for scuppernong
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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