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sea grape

noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Coccoloba uvifera, of the buckwheat family, bearing grapelike clusters of edible purple berries.
2.
the fruit itself.
3.
a gulfweed.
Origin of sea grape
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • All yellow and black and fuzzy, with trees or a tall mangrove bush or a sea grape vine sticking up here and there.

    The Day of the Dog Anderson Horne

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