muscat (n.)

type of strong and more or less sweet wine, 1570s, from French, from Italian moscato, literally "musky-flavored," from Vulgar Latin *muscatus, from Latin muscus "musk" (see musk). Earlier muscadine (1540s) and compare muscatel.


capital of Oman, from Arabic Masqat, said to mean "hidden" (it is isolated from the interior by hills).

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