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fox grape

noun
1.
a vine, Vitis labrusca, chiefly of the northeastern U.S., from which numerous cultivated grape varieties have been developed.
2.
the usually purplish-black, thick-skinned, sweet, musky fruit of this vine.
Also called skunk grape.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40, Americanism
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fox grape

noun
1.
a common wild grape, Vitis labrusca of the northern US, having purplish-black fruit and woolly leaves: the source of many cultivated grapes, including the catawba
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