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grape

[ greyp ]
/ greɪp /
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noun
the edible, pulpy, smooth-skinned berry or fruit that grows in clusters on vines of the genus Vitis, and from which wine is made.
any vine bearing this fruit.
a dull, dark, purplish-red color.
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.
the grape, wine.
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Origin of grape

1200–50; Middle English <Old French, variant of crape cluster of fruit or flowers, originally hook (for pruning vines) <Germanic; compare German Krapf hook and grapple, grapnel

OTHER WORDS FROM grape

grapelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grape

grape
/ (ɡreɪp) /

noun
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
any of various plants that bear grapelike fruit, such as the Oregon grape
the grape an informal term for wine

Derived forms of grape

grapeless, adjectivegrapelike, adjective

Word Origin for grape

C13: from Old French grape bunch of grapes, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krāpfo; related to cramp ², grapple
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Other Idioms and Phrases with grape

grape

see sour grapes.

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