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[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.
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Origin of Muscadet

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

  • 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


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
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Word Origin for Muscadet

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