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Definition of "muscat" [mus•cat]

  • Any of various sweet white grapes used for making wine or raisins. (noun)
  • Muscatel wine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muscat" in a sentence
  • "For it is well known that the other spices, as cinnamon, cloves, and the nutmeg, which we call muscat, and its covering"
  • "[mace], which we call muscat-flower, are brought to their Indian possessions from distant islands hitherto only known by name, in ships held together not by iron fastenings, but merely by palm-leaves, and having round sails also woven out of palm-fibres."
  • "Muscatel is made from muscat grapes, is sometimes called muscat, and, being relatively cheap and sweet and high in alcohol content, is the booze of choice for a great many wines."