[ muhs-kuh-dey; French mys-ka-de ]

  1. a white grape grown especially in the lower Loire Valley region of France.

  2. a dry white wine made from this grape.

Origin of Muscadet

<French muscadet,Middle French: wine with musklike taste; see muscatel, -et

Words Nearby Muscadet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Muscadet in a sentence

  • There was a burst of laughter from the band, excited by their march and the Muscadet they had drunk on the way.

    Autumn Glory | Ren Bazin

British Dictionary definitions for Muscadet


/ (ˈmʌskəˌdeɪ, French myskadɛ) /

noun(sometimes not capital)
  1. a white grape, grown esp in the Loire valley, used for making wine

  2. any of various dry white wines made from this grape

Origin of Muscadet

C20: from the region of Brittany where the grape was first grown

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