Muscadine or muscadel, a rich sort of wine. ‘Vinum muscatum quod moschi odorem referat.’
“Quaffed off the muscadel, and threw the sops All in the sexton’s face.”
Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, act iii. SC. 2. — M. B.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.