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 for muscadine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grapevine \Grape"vine`\, n. (Bot.)
     A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus Vitis, having small
     green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called
     grapes.
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     Note: The common grapevine of the Old World is Vitis
           vinifera, and is a native of Central Asia. Another
           variety is that yielding small seedless grapes commonly
           called Zante currants. The northern Fox grape of
           the United States is the V. Labrusca, from which, by
           cultivation, has come the Isabella variety. The
           southern Fox grape, or Muscadine, is the V.
           vulpina. The Frost grape is V. cordifolia, which
           has very fragrant flowers, and ripens after the early
           frosts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muscadine \Mus"ca*dine\, n. [See Muscadel.]
     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.
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     2. (Bot.) A fragrant and delicious pear.
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     3. (Zool.) See Muscardin.
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     Northern muscadine (Bot.), a derivative of the northern fox
        grape, and scarcely an improvement upon it.
  
     Royal muscadine (Bot.), a European grape of great value.
        Its berries are large, round, and of a pale amber color.
        Called also golden chasselas.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muscardin \Mus"car*din\, n. [F., fr. muscadin a musk-scented
     lozenge, fr. muscade nutmeg, fr. L. muscus musk. See
     Muscadel.] (Zool.)
     The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.
     [Written also muscadine.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  muscadine
      n 1: native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many
           cultivated varieties [syn: muscadine, Vitis
           rotundifolia]
      2: dull-purple grape of southern United States [syn:
         muscadine, bullace grape]

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