[ muhs-kuh-dey; French mys-ka-de ]
/ ˌmʌs kəˈdeɪ; French müs kaˈdɛ /


a white grape grown especially in the lower Loire Valley region of France.
a dry white wine made from this grape.

Origin of Muscadet

< French muscadet, Middle French: wine with musklike taste; see muscatel, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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

/ (ˈmʌskəˌdeɪ, French myskadɛ) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

a white grape, grown esp in the Loire valley, used for making wine
any of various dry white wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Muscadet

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