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muscat

noun

  1. (Vitis vinifera)  any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes
    Synonyms: muskat. Type of: Vitis vinifera
  2. (fortified wine)  wine from muscat grapes
    Synonyms: muscadel, muscadelle, muscatel. Type of: fortified wine. Substance in: muscat grape
  3. (sweet aromatic grape)  sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine
    Synonyms: muscat grape, muscatel. Type of: vinifera grape

Muscat

noun

Etymology summary

"muscat": type of wine, from Italian moscato, literally "musky-flavored", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat | muscatel [sense-specific] | Masqat [Arabic, sense-specific]

any of various grapevines that produce sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins | another name for "muscatel" [sense-specific] | the capital ... (22 of 345 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat

Any of various sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins. | Muscatel wine. | The capital of Oman, in the northern part of the country on the ... (27 of 77 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscat

Oxford Dictionary:

muscat

a variety of white, red, or black grape with a musky scent, grown in warm climates for wine or raisins or as table grapes. | a wine made from muscat ... (29 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muscat

Muscat

the capital of Oman, a port on the southeastern coast of the Arabian peninsula; population 620,000 (2007 estimate) (18 of 35 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Muscat

New World Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat

any of several sweet European grapes used in making muscatel and raisins | "muscatel" (specific sense) | capital of Oman: seaport on the Gulf of Oman: ... (24 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscat

Random House Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat | Muscat: Masqat [Arabic, sense-specific]

a variety of grape having a pronounced sweet aroma and flavor, used for making wine and raisins. | the vine bearing this fruit. | "Muscat" : a seaport ... (26 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/muscat

Merriam-Webster:

muscat | muscatel [synonym, sense-specific]

"muscatel" | any of several cultivated grapes used in making wine and raisins (12 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Masqat | Muscat

town and port * of Oman on Gulf of Oman population 100,000 (12 of 26 words, pronunciations)

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

Wiktionary:

muscat | muscats [plural]

A white grape variety; used as table grapes and for making raisins and sweet wine. | The muscatel wine made from these grapes. | The vine bearing this fruit. (27 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muscat

Muscat

The capital city of Oman. (5 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Muscat

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Muscat [Oman] | Masqaṭ [Arabic]

town, capital of Oman, located on the Gulf of Oman coast. The town long gave its name to the country, which was called Muscat and Oman until 1970. ... (28 of 146 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/398530​/Muscat

Wikipedia:

Muscat [disambiguation]

may refer to: Muscat Governorate, the region of Oman which includes the capital city | Muscat, Oman, the capital city of Oman Muscat Securities Market, the stock exchange in Oman | Muscat International Airport | Muscat (football club), a football club... (38 of 197 words, 19 definitions)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Muscat | Maskat | Masqat

city (1993 population: 533,774), capital of Oman, southeastern Arabia, on the Gulf of Oman. It's flanked by rugged mountains. Muscat, which has a fine ... (24 of 84 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0834532​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

muscat | muscats [plural]

a sweet white grape variety. Use: to make wine, raisins. (10 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631972​/definition​.html  [offline]

Muscat | Masqat

Masqat capital city of Oman, on the northeastern coast of the country, on the Gulf of Oman. Population: 638,000 (2003 estimate). (21 of 32 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861679225​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

muscat

First use: 1570s

Origin: "muscat": type of wine, from Italian moscato, literally "musky-flavored", from Late Latin *muscatus. | "Muscat": capital of Oman, from ... (19 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=muscat

New World Dictionary:

muscat

Origin: French from Provencal from Italian moscato, musk, wine, literally, having the smell or flavor of musk from Late Latin muscus, "musk"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscat

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscat

Origin: French, from Old French, from Old Provençal *muscat, from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see "musk".

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Merriam-Webster:

muscat

First use: 1548

Origin: Middle French, from Old Occitan, from muscat musky, from musc musk, from Late Latin muscus

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

Collins Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Old French from Provençal muscat, from muscmusk

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

Oxford Dictionary:

muscat

Origin: French, from Provençal, from musc "musk"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muscat

Wiktionary:

muscat | muscats [plural]

Origin: French muscat.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muscat

Encarta Dictionary:

muscat | muscats [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: French from Provençal from musc from Latin muscus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631972​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

muscat | Muscat

Audio: British English pronunciation of "muscat"

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the Free Dictionary:

Muscat

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Muscat"

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

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Google Dictionary:

muscat | muscats [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "muscat"

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Muscat

Audio: English pronunciation of "Muscat"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

muscat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "muscat"

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Muscat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Muscat"

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YourDictionary Audio:

muscat

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

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