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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.

Muscat

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

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