grapes

grape

[greyp]
noun
1.
the edible, pulpy, smooth-skinned berry or fruit that grows in clusters on vines of the genus Vitis, and from which wine is made.
2.
any vine bearing this fruit.
3.
a dull, dark, purplish-red color.
4.
grapes, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
a.
tuberculosis occurring in cattle, characterized by the internal formation of grapelike clusters, especially in the lungs.
b.
tuberculosis occurring in horses, characterized by grapelike clusters on the fetlocks.
6.
the grape, wine.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English < Old French, variant of crape cluster of fruit or flowers, orig. hook < Germanic; compare German Krapf hook and grapple, grapnel

grapelike, adjective
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grape (ɡreɪp)
 
n
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
3.  See grapevine
4.  the grape an informal term for wine
5.  See grapeshot
 
[C13: from Old French grape bunch of grapes, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krāpfo; related to cramp², grapple]
 
'grapeless
 
adj
 
'grapelike
 
adj
 
'grapey
 
adj
 
'grapy
 
adj

grapes (ɡreɪps)
 
n
archaic (functioning as singular) vet science an abnormal growth, resembling a bunch of grapes, on the fetlock of a horse

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grape
mid-13c., from O.Fr. grape "bunch of grapes," from graper "pick grapes," from Frankish, from P.Gmc. *krappon "hook" (cf. O.H.G. krapfo "hook"). The original notion was "vine hook for grape-picking." The vine is not native to England. The word replaced O.E. winberige "wine berry." Grapefruit first recorded
1693 in Hans Sloane's catalogue of Jamaican plants; presumably it originated there from chance hybrids between other cultivated citrus. So called because it grows in clusters. Grapeshot is from 1747; originally simply grape, as a collective singular (1680s). Grapevine "rumor source" is 1862, from U.S. Civil War slang for "telegraph wires."
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Grapes definition


A Modula-like system description language.
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Grape definition


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.)

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