|1.||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|
|2.||any of various plants that bear grapelike fruit, such as the Oregon grape|
|4.||the grape an informal term for wine|
|[C13: from Old French grape bunch of grapes, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krāpfo; related to |
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.