[ skuhp-er-nawng, -nong ]
/ ˈskʌp ərˌnɔŋ, -ˌnɒŋ /


a silvery amber-green variety of muscadine grape.
the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the southern U.S.

Nearby words

  1. scunner,
  2. scunnered,
  3. scunthorpe,
  4. scup,
  5. scupper,
  6. scur,
  7. scurf,
  8. scurfy,
  9. scurrile,
  10. scurrility

Origin of scuppernong

1805–15, Americanism; short for scuppernong grape, after a river in North Carolina Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scuppernong


/ (ˈskʌpəˌnɒŋ) /


a sweet American wine, slightly golden, made from a variety of muscadine grape
another name for muscadine, the variety from which this wine is made

Word Origin for scuppernong

C19: named after Scuppernong River in North Carolina where the grape grows

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Word Origin and History for scuppernong



cultivated muscadine grape vine, 1811, from name of a river in North Carolina, U.S., recorded 18c. as Cascoponung, Cuscopang, from an unidentified American Indian word.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper