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Mus·cat(mŭs′kăt′, -kət, məs-kät′) or Mas·qat (məs-kät′)
The capital of Oman, in the northern part of the country on the Gulf of Oman. Held by Portugal from 1508 to 1650, it became the capital of Oman in 1741.
1. Any of various fragrant white, red, or black grapes, used for making wine or raisins.
2. Muscatel wine.
[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal *muscat, from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see musk.]
1. (Plants) any of various grapevines that produce sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins
2. (Brewing) another name for muscatel1
[C16: via Old French from Provençal muscat, from musc musk]
(Placename) 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
mus•cat(ˈmʌs kət, -kæt)
1. a variety of grape having a pronounced sweet aroma and flavor, used for making wine and raisins.
2. the vine bearing this fruit.
[1570–80; short for muscat wine or grape < Middle French muscat musky < Old Provençal, =musc (< Late Latin muscus musk) + -at -ate1]
the capital of Oman. 250,000.
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|Noun||1.||muscat - any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes|
|2.||Muscat - a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman|
|3.||muscat - wine from muscat grapes|
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
|4.||muscat - sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine|
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
n (= grape) → Muskatellertraube f