- 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
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That fat fool Albemarle had swallowed my impeachment like a draught of muscadine.Mistress Wilding
Anon, with a half-laugh of contempt, he filled a glass of muscadine, and drained it.The Tavern Knight
The species is often known, too, as the Muscadine or Southern Muscadine.The Grapes of New York
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A few years ago most of the Muscadine grapes grown in the South were used for wine-making.Manual of American Grape-Growing
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Us too busy playin' and huntin' good berries in de wood, de huckleberry and grape and muscadine and chinquapins.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.
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- a woody climbing vitaceous plant, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southeastern US
- Also called: scuppernong, bullace grape the thick-skinned musk-scented purple grape produced by this plant: used to make wine
C16: from muscadel
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