- IPA: /ɡɹeɪp/
- Rhymes: -eɪp
- ( countable ) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on certain vines .
- ( countable ) A woody vine that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine .
- ( countable, uncountable ) A dark purplish red colour, the colour of many grapes .
- grape colour:
- ( uncountable ) grapeshot .
- cabernet sauvignon
- Chenin Blanc
- noble rot
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Noir
- Grape n. [OF. grape, crape, bunch or cluster of grapes, F. grappe, akin to F. grappin grapnel, hook; fr. OHG. chrapfo hook, G. krapfen, akin to E. cramp. The sense seems to have come from the idea of clutching. Cf. Agraffe, Cramp, Grapnel, Grapple.]
1. ( Bot. ) A well-known edible berry growing in pendent clusters or bunches on the grapevine. The berries are smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in great quantities for table use and for making wine and raisins.
2. ( Bot. ) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine.
3. ( Man. ) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse.
4. ( Mil. ) Grapeshot.
Grape borer. ( Zool. ) See Vine borer. -- Grape curculio ( Zool. ), a minute black weevil ( Craponius inæqualis ) which in the larval state eats the interior of grapes. -- Grape flower, or Grape hyacinth ( Bot. ), a liliaceous plant ( Muscari racemosum ) with small blue globular flowers in a dense raceme. -- Grape fungus ( Bot. ), a fungus ( Oidium Tuckeri ) on grapevines; vine mildew. -- Grape hopper ( Zool. ), a small yellow and red hemipterous insect, often very injurious to the leaves of the grapevine. -- Grape moth ( Zool. ), a small moth ( Eudemis botrana ), which in the larval state eats the interior of grapes, and often binds them together with silk. -- Grape of a cannon, the cascabel or knob at the breech. -- Grape sugar. See Glucose. -- Grape worm ( Zool. ), the larva of the grape moth. -- Sour grapes, things which persons affect to despise because they can not possess them; -- in allusion to Æsop's fable of the fox and the grapes.
From Middle English, from Old French grape, grappe, crape ( “cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes” ), from graper, craper ( “to pick grapes”, literally “to hook” ), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo ( “hook” ), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappan ( “hook” ), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- ( “hook” ), *gremb- ( “crooked, uneven” ), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- ( “to turn, bend, twist” ). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe ( “hook” ), Old High German krapfo ( German Krapfe, “hook” ). More at cramp .
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