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A woody vine (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southeast United States, bearing a thick-skinned musky grape used to make juice and wine. Also called scuppernong.
[Alteration of muscatel.]
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1. (Plants) a woody climbing vitaceous plant, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southeastern US
2. (Brewing) Also called: scuppernong or bullace grape the thick-skinned musk-scented purple grape produced by this plant: used to make wine
[C16: from muscadel]
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mus•ca•dine(ˈmʌs kə dɪn, -ˌdaɪn)
a grape, Vitis rotundifolia, of the southern U.S., having dull purple, thick-skinned musky fruit and being the origin of many grape varieties.
[1865–70, Amer.; obscurely akin to muscadel muscatel]
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|Noun||1.||muscadine - native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties|
genus Vitis, Vitis - the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
|2.||muscadine - dull-purple grape of southern United States|
grape - any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
scuppernong - amber-green muscadine grape of southeastern United States
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