the edible, pulpy, smooth-skinned berry or fruit that grows in clusters on vines of the genus Vitis, and from which wine is made.
any vine bearing this fruit.
a dull, dark, purplish-red color.
grapes, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
the grape, .
the fruit of the grapevine, which has a purple or green skin and sweet flesh: eaten raw, dried to make raisins, currants, or sultanas, or used for making wine
any of various plants that bear grapelike fruit, such as the Oregon grape
See grapevine (sense 1)
the grape, an informal term for wine
mid-13c., from Old French grape “bunch of grapes, grape” (12c.), probably a back-formation from graper “steal; grasp; catch with a hook; pick (grapes),” from a Frankish or other Germanic word, from Proto-Germanic *krappon “hook” (cf. Middle Dutch crappe, Old High German krapfo “hook;” also see cramp (n.2)). The original notion perhaps was “vine hook for grape-picking.” The vine is not native to England. The word replaced Old English winberige “wine berry.” Spanish grapa, Italian grappa also are Germanic loan-words.
Wine or champagne (1636+)
the fruit of the vine, which was extensively cultivated in Palestine. Grapes are spoken of as “tender” (Cant. 2:13, 15), “unripe” (Job 15:33), “sour” (Isa. 18:5), “wild” (Isa. 5:2,4). (See Rev. 14:18; Micah 7:1; Jer. 6:9; Ezek. 18:2, for figurative use of the word.) (See VINE.)
see: sour grapes
noun 1. the plant family Vitaceae, characterized by woody climbing vines with tendrils, having alternate, simple or compound leaves, and bearing clusters of small flowers and berries, and including Boston ivy, grape, grape ivy, and Virginia creeper.
noun 1. any of several ferns of the genus Botrychium, comprising several species having grapelike clusters of sporangia.
[greyp-froot] /ˈgreɪpˌfrut/ noun 1. a large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp. 2. the tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit. /ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt/ noun (pl) -fruit, -fruits 1. a tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi 2. the large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow […]
noun, Baseball Informal. 1. a series of training games played by major-league teams before the opening of the season (so named because they take place in the citrus-growing South, as in Florida). noun phrase The association of major-league teams as they play each other in preseason training [1937+ Baseball; fr the fact that most spring […]