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muscadin

[ muhs-kuh-din; French my-skah-dan ]
/ ˈmʌs kə dɪn; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃ /
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noun, plural mus·ca·dins [muhs-kuh-dins; French my-skah-dan]. /ˈmʌs kə dɪns; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃/.

a person with monarchical sympathies during the French Revolution, especially from 1794 to 1796.
a French fop or dandy of this period.

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Origin of muscadin

1785–95; <French: dandy, fop, literally, lozenge containing musk (used by such dandies) <Italian moscardino, derivative (with -ardino;see -ard, -in1) of moscado, moscato, equivalent to mosc- (<Late Latin; see musk) + -ato-ate1
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