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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.

mus·cat

 (mŭs′kăt′, -kət)
n.
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.]

muscat

(ˈmʌskət; -kæt)
n
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]

Muscat

(ˈmʌskət; -kæt)
n
(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)

n.
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]

Mus•cat

or Mas•qat

(mʌsˈkæt)

n.
the capital of Oman. 250,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscat - any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.muscat - a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of OmanMuscat - a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
Muscat and Oman, Oman, Sultanate of Oman - a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
3.muscat - wine from muscat grapes
muscat grape, muscatel, muscat - sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine
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
muscadel, muscadelle, muscatel, muscat - wine from muscat grapes
Translations

muscat

n (= grape)Muskatellertraube f
References in classic literature ?
The island of Zanzibar belongs to the Imaum of Muscat, an ally of France and England, and is, undoubtedly, his finest settlement.
In quitting this sea we sighted Muscat for an instant, one of the most important towns of the country of Oman.
Made in a variety of styles,from bone dry in Alsace to the thick treacly Rutherglen Muscats of Australia, the one thing that is consistent is the refreshing flavour of grapes and it is this which keeps the sweet versions from becoming too heavy and sickly.