[muhs-kuh-din, -dahyn]
  1. a grape, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southern U.S., having dull purple, thick-skinned musky fruit and being the origin of many grape varieties.

Origin of muscadine

First recorded in 1535–45; muscad(el) + -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for muscadine


  1. a woody climbing vitaceous plant, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southeastern US
  2. Also called: scuppernong, bullace grape the thick-skinned musk-scented purple grape produced by this plant: used to make wine

Word Origin for muscadine

C16: from muscadel
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