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muscadine (bullace grape)

Definition:

dull-purple grape of the southern United States

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

muscadines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

scuppernong

Synonyms:

bullace grape

Etymology:

probably alteration of muscatel
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of muscadine...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

bullace grape | muscadine

the thick-skinned musk-scented purple grape produced by this plant: used to make wine (13 of 259 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bullace-grape

Wikipedia:

Muscadine

a grapevine species native to the southeastern United States that has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. Its natural range is recognized in the following states of the US: Alabama, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, ... (37 of 2369 words, 4 images)

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Wiktionary:

muscadine | muscadines [plural]

An American vine of the subgenus Muscadinia. | A grape variety from this vine. | A wine produced from these grapes. (19 of 20 words, 3 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muscadine

Oxford Dictionary:

muscadine

any of a group of species and varieties of wine grape native to Mexico and the south-eastern United States, typically having thick skins and a musky ... (26 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muscadine

Merriam-Webster:

muscadine | Vitis rotundifolia [species]

a grape of the southern United States with musky fruits borne in small clusters ; also, the fruit (18 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muscadine

New World Dictionary:

muscadine | Vitis rotundifolia [species]

an American grape growing in the southeastern U.S., with small leaves, simple tendrils, and small clusters of large, spherical, musky, purple grapes (22 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscadine

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscadine | scuppernong | Vitis rotundifolia [species]

A woody vine "(Vitis rotundifolia") of the southeast United States, bearing a musky grape used to make wine. (18 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscadine

Random House Dictionary:

muscadine | Vitis rotundifolia [species]

a grape of the southern U.S., having dull purple, thick-skinned musky fruit and being the origin of many grape varieties. (20 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/muscadine

Britannica Encyclopedia:

grape [plant]

any member of the grape genus, Vitis, with about 60 species native to the north temperate zone, including varieties that may be eaten as table fruit, ... (26 of 908 words, 8 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/241944​/grape

Columbia Encyclopedia:

grape

common name for the Vitaceae, a family of mostly climbing shrubs, widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and extending into the temperate ... (22 of 331 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821571​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grape [countable] | grapes [plural]

a small green or purple fruit that grows in bunches on a vine, often used for making wine (18 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grape

Cambridge Dictionary:

grape | the grape

a small round purple or pale green fruit that you can eat or make into wine | "the grape": [humorous] [singular] wine (21 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grape

Encarta Dictionary:

muscadine | muscadines [plural]

a purple grape variety with a thick skin and musky smell. Use: to make wine. | a cultivated ancestor of a wild grapevine found in the southeastern ... (26 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631969​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

muscadine

First use: about 1785

Origin: probably alteration of muscatel

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muscadine

New World Dictionary:

muscadine

Origin: altered from muscadel, variant of "muscatel"

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Oxford Dictionary:

muscadine

Origin: probably an alteration of "muscatel"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muscadine

Collins Dictionary:

muscadine

First use: 16th century

Origin: from muscadel

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muscadine

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscadine

Origin: Alteration of "muscatel".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscadine

muscatel

Origin: Middle English muscadelle, partly from Medieval Latin muscātellum (from muscātus, nutmeg, musky, from Late Latin ... (15 of 34 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscatel

Encarta Dictionary:

muscadine | muscadines [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Probably variant of muscatel

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631969​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

muscadine

Audio: British English pronunciation of "muscadine"

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the Free Dictionary:

muscadine

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "muscadine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "muscadine" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

muscadine | muscadines [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "muscadine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

muscadine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "muscadine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=muscad​02 word=muscadine

YourDictionary Audio:

muscadine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "muscadine" by speech synthesizer

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