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Definition of the noun muscat

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noun - plural:

  • muscat: muscats
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  1. any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes
  2. wine from muscat grapes
  3. sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine

Alternative definition of the noun muscat


  1. A white grape variety; used as table grapes and for making raisins and sweet wine.
  2. The muscatel wine made from these grapes.
  3. The vine bearing this fruit.


Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information, the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.2 million as of April 2014. The metropolitan area spans approximately 3,500 km² and includes six provinces called wilayats. Known since the early 1st century CE as an important trading port between the west and the east, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, Portuguese Empire and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. A regional military power in the 18th century, Muscat's influence extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. As an important port-town in the Gulf of Oman, Muscat attracted foreign tradesmen and settlers such as the Persians, the Balochs and Gujaratis. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society.


"Muscat" is a 1999 album by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch.

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Google previewPractical Wine Talk (2013)

A Physician-Winemaker Examines Wine by Charles R. Thomas, M.D.

Actually Muscat is an abundant source oftable grapes and raisins and the grapes have a great deal of "Musk" perfume.

Google previewTime's Telescope (1819)

The flowered Muscat is an excellent pear, with a very tender and delicate flavoured flesh. It ripens in November. The Vine pear is of a dark red colour ; the flesh is very melting, and full of a clammy juice. It comes into eating in November.

Google previewTIME'S TELESCOPE FOR 1819 (1819)

The flowered Muscat is an excellent pear, with a very tender and delicate flavoured flesh. It ripens in November. The Vine pear is of a dark red colour ; the flesh is very melting, and full of a clammy juice. It comes into eating in November.

Google previewOman (2013)

by Diana Darke

Muscat is that rare thing in the Middle East, a modern, clean yet overwhelmingly traditional city. Beautified since 1970 under the careful instruction of Sultan Qaboos, it appears almost like a developer's model town made large. Date-palm trees ...

Google previewA grammar of modern geography. [With] Praxis (1832)

by Aaron Arrowsmith

Muscat is the great rendezvous of all ships trading between Hindoost an and the ports of the Persian Gulf: it is said to contain 12,000 inhabitants. One of the chief places on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf is El-Katif, situated near the centre ...

Google previewWine Grape Varieties (1999)

by George Kerridge, A. J. Antcliff

a range Muscat is an old variety which has been. 117.

Google previewBerlitz: Oman Pocket Guide (2015)

by Berlitz

Old Muscat is a quiet place to wander, retaining many of its traditional houses and mosques. Although opportunities for tourism abound in Mutrah, the port caters primarily for trade and local fishermen. But the corniche has a few hidden gems ...

Google previewMaverick Guide to Oman (1999)

by Peter J. Ochs, II, Peter J. Ochs

As mentioned before, Muscat takes on three designations (much the same way that the word "Yankee" means different things to different people depending on if you're from England, the old South, or New York): Muscat refers to the old district ...

Google previewReading Between the Wines (2010)

by Terry Theise

Yellow Muscat is the very bitch to grow, which tends to imply a degree of utopian fanaticism among those who brave its challenges of late ripening and uncertain yields. You can find wines made with 100 percent Gelber Muskateller (as it is ...

Google previewFlora: Seu, de Florum Cultura (1676)

Or, a Complete Florilege Furnished with All Requisite, Belonging to a Florist by John Rea

Violet Muscat is a fine violet coloured good Peach. Colerane Peach is a good red Peach. Roman Peach is a fair yellow Peach. Man Peach is a good mellow well tasted fruit. eosuk Peach is a large good tasted beautiful fruit. 24ince Peach is ...

Google previewA new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar (1843)

by William Guthrie

Muscat is a considerable town, with an ...

Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Wine (2015)

by Julia Harding

over 15% but Beaumes-de-Venise can be more delicate and refreshing than most Languedoc Muscats. Apart from the extremely rare and expensive VIN DE PAILLE, the Muscat is the Rhône's only sweet, still white (although see RASTEAU).

Google previewJournal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening (1881)

Pince's Black Muscat is an excellent Grape ; bunches very long, many a foot in length. Last year there were many small...

here is called Muscat Escholata, but incorrectly, as it is a black variety and late. The berries are large and very even, ...

Google previewThe Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1881)

Pince's Black Muscat is an excellent Grape ; bunches very long, mnny a foot in length. Last year there were many...

Google previewOriental Commerce (1813)

Containing a Geographical Description of the Principal Places in the East Indies, China, and Japan, with Their Produce, Manufactures, and Trade by William Milburn

Muscat is the key of Arabia and Persia; all the ports from Rosalgate to the Gulf are tributary to it; it is a place of very great trade, being possessed of a considerable number of large ships, which trade to the British settlements in India , to Sumatra ...

Google previewDictionary of Wine (2010)

by Simon Collin

AAAAAAAAAAAAA Muscat a Petits Grains, Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains one of the Muscat grape varieties that is generally considered the best. It has small round berries with a concentrated flavour due to the low yield. It is used notably in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States (2007)

by Malcolm C. Peck

MUSCAT. The name “Muscat” refers both to the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman and, during a certain period of Omani history, to the territories ruled by the sultan from the city. The name in Arabic means literally “the place where a falling ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Muscat d'Alexandrie white grape variety of southern Europe for sweet wines including vin doux naturel of SW France. In Portugal and Spain known as Moscatel and in Italy as Mosca to di Pantellaria. Also grown in Australia as Gordo Blanco ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1889)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

An excellent, early Muscat Grape for growing in cold houses. Barbarella. See Gros Guillaume. Black Fruit purplish-red, quite small, round; flesh sweet,juicy, and without seeds; bunches small, tapering. This interesting variety is the Sweetwater ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

Fruit purplish-black, with a fine, grey bloom, large, ovate; flesh flrm, yet juicy, sweet, and rich, having a stron Muscat flavour; hunches large, long-tapering, well set. A very andsome and excellent, ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Practical Knowledge Containing Practical and Systematic Treatises on Subjects Connected with the Interests of Every Individual, Alphabetically Arranged, and Especially Designed for Popular Use ... (1886)

by F. M. Chapman, Charles C. Chapman

Muscat flavor, late; cold Black Prince. cold vinery. Black July. Sweet, early; cold vinery. Bowood Muscat. White, Muscat flavor, ripens at the average time ; hot vinery. Buckland Sweetwater. White, sweet, ripens at the average time; cold vinery.

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Scrabble value of M3U1S1C3A1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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