- a golden-green grape of the S U.S.
- a sweet, light-colored wine made from this grape
Origin of scuppernongafter the Scuppernong River in N.C. ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Amerindian
- See muscadine.
- a. A cultivated variety of the muscadine grape with sweet yellowish fruit.b. A wine made from this grape.
Origin of scuppernongAfter the Scuppernong, River in northeast North Carolina.
Named after the Scuppernong River and Lake in North Carolina near which the grapes were first found and cultivated. Probably from an Algonquian word. Both senses, "grape" and "wine", are first found in documents from the 1800s-1820s.