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muscadin

[muhs-kuh-din; French my-skah-dan]
noun, plural mus·ca·dins [muhs-kuh-dins; French my-skah-dan] /ˈmʌs kə dɪns; French mü skɑˈdɛ̃/.
  1. a person with monarchical sympathies during the French Revolution, especially from 1794 to 1796.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of muscadin

  • And of Sack or Muscadin, take a good third (scarce half) of a pint; and three quarters of a pound of fine Sugar.

    The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened

    Kenelm Digby