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muscadine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties
    Vitis rotundifolia.
  2. noun dull-purple grape of southern United States
    bullace grape.
WordNet

Mus"ca*dine noun
Etymology
See Muscadel.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A name given to several very different kinds of grapes, but in America used chiefly for the scuppernong, or southern fox grape, which is said to be the parent stock of the Catawba. See Grapevine.
  2. (Bot.) A fragrant and delicious pear.
  3. (Zoöl.) See Muscardin.

Webster 1913