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muscadel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muscadel wine from muscat grapes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Muscadel See Muscatel n. "Quaffed off the muscadel ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muscadel A sweet wine: same as muscat, 2.
    • n muscadel The grapes collectively which produce this wine. See Malaga grape, under Malaga.
    • n muscadel A kind of pear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muscadel mus′ka-del a rich, spicy wine: also the grape producing it: a fragrant and delicious pear—also Mus′cadine, Mus′cat, Mus′catel
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. moscadello, moscatello, LL. muscatellum, or muscadellum,sc. vinum,), fr. muscatellus, nutmeglike, dim. of muscatus, smelling like musk, muscatum, and muscata,sc. nux,) nutmeg: cf. F. muscadelle, fr. Italian. See Musk and cf. Moschatel Muscardin Muscat Nutmeg
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—It. moscadello, dim. of muscato—L. muscus, musk.

Usage

In literature:

Wench, another bumper ... canary, sack or muscadel ... no thin Rhenish wine shall e'er defile this throat!
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
We recognise Muscadel, Rhine wine, Bastard, Hippocras, however.
"Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine" by William Carew Hazlitt
Lastly, let her take half a drachm of bay-berries beaten into a powder, in a drachm of muscadel or teat.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
This district is rich in gold, and produces an excellent wine resembling muscadel.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
CAPE (ALEXANDER, SCHUYLKILL MUSCADELL).
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
And for dinner was corned beef and carrots, and for drink sherris-sack and muscadel.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
The person with a beak was a stork, and Muscadel knew what the stork wanted.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
The raisins should be two thirds Malaga, and one third Muscadel.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The Cape wines are chiefly those known as Hermitage, Muscadel, Pontac, Stein and Hanepoot.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
And to wash it down, a bottle of sack to begin and a sweet muscadel, mulled even sweeter with sugar, to end.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
There also are Elinor, Joan and Margery, Margaret, Alice and Cecily, merry gossips, their hearts well cherished with muscadel.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
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In poetry:

It is not a song
Of the Scuppernong,
From warm Carolinian valleys,
Nor the Isabel
And the Muscadel
That bask in our garden alleys.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow