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grape

[greyp] /greɪp/
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.
  1. tuberculosis occurring in cattle, characterized by the internal formation of grapelike clusters, especially in the lungs.
  2. tuberculosis occurring in horses, characterized by grapelike clusters on the fetlocks.
5.
6.
the grape, wine.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Old French, variant of crape cluster of fruit or flowers, orig. hook < Germanic; compare German Krapf hook and grapple, grapnel
Related forms
grapelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for more grapelike

grape

/ɡreɪp/
noun
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 (sense 1)
4.
the grape, an informal term for wine
5.
See grapeshot
Derived Forms
grapeless, adjective
grapelike, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French grape bunch of grapes, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krāpfo; related to cramp², grapple
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Word Origin and History for more grapelike

grape

n.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for more grapelike

grape

noun

Wine or champagne (1636+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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more grapelike in the Bible

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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with more grapelike

grape

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