One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A variety of muscat grape, Muscat d'Alexandrie, grown in South Africa.
- ‘Varieties from all over the world were successfully grown, and Van Riebeeck himself developed the still much-loved hanepoot grape, with its honey-sweet distinctive flavour.’
- ‘During harvest time boxes of the golden large sweet hanepoot grapes are on sale at road edges, attracting wasps and purchasers in about equal quantity.’
- ‘In grape season, fresh hanepoot grapes were used and Kaapsche jongens served.’
- ‘Hanepoot grapes are used for this distinct brandy and it has a distinct sweet hanepoot nose and raisin character.’
- ‘Maack confides his dream is to make a hanepoot dessert wine, releasing it only once it has gained some maturity.’
- ‘A jar of precious moskonfyt, the dark amber syrup made from hanepoot, captures time and craftsmanship.’
- 1.1 A sweet wine made from the hanepoot grape, unfortified for table use, and fortified as a muscatel dessert wine.
Afrikaans, from Dutch haan ‘cock’ + poot ‘foot’.
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