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muscat

[ muhs-kuht, -kat ]
/ ˈmʌs kət, -kæt /
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noun
a variety of grape having a pronounced sweet aroma and flavor, used for making wine and raisins.
the vine bearing this fruit.
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Origin of muscat

1570–80; short for muscat wine or grape<Middle French muscat musky <Old Provençal, equivalent to musc (<Late Latin muscusmusk) + -at-ate1

Other definitions for muscat (2 of 2)

Muscat
[ muhs-kat ]
/ mʌsˈkæt /

noun
a seaport in and the capital of Oman.
Arabic Mas·qat .
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British Dictionary definitions for muscat (1 of 2)

muscat
/ (ˈmʌskət, -kæt) /

noun
any of various grapevines that produce sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins
another name for muscatel (def. 1)

Word Origin for muscat

C16: via Old French from Provençal muscat, from musc musk

British Dictionary definitions for muscat (2 of 2)

Muscat
/ (ˈmʌskət, -kæt) /

noun
the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, a port on the Gulf of Oman: a Portuguese port from the early 16th century; controlled by Persia (1650–1741). Pop: 689 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Masqat
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