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muscat (Vitis vinifera)

Definition:

any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

muscats

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

muskat

Etymology:

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

All senses of muscat...

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

musk cat | musk cats [plural] | muskats [obsolete, plural] | muskat [17th c., sense-specific]

[historical] An animal which secretes musk, such as a civet, or musk deer. | [obsolete] A prostitute. (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/musk cat

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)

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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

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

Wikipedia:

Vitis vinifera [species] | Common Grape Vine

a species of Vitis, native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and southwestern Asia, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern Germany and east to northern Iran. It's a liana growing to 35 yards tall, with flaky bark. The leaves are... (41 of 2380 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Vitis vinifera

Columbia Encyclopedia:

raisin | Vitis vinifera [species]

dried fruit of certain varieties of grapevines bearing grapes with a high content of sugar and solid flesh. Although the fruit is sometimes ... (23 of 301 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0841015​.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]

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".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscat

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Muscat

Muskat

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Muskat"

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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"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=muscat​01 word=muscat

Muscat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Muscat"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=musca​01​g word=Muscat

YourDictionary Audio:

muscat

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

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