a high-climbing vine, Vitis aestivalis, of the eastern U.S., having leaves that are dull above and rusty beneath, and bearing black, edible fruit.
When Does Summer Really End?So when the rest and relaxation is shooed away for cooler days and the start of school, it’s easy to forget that the summer season is far from over.
Origin of summer grape
An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
Also called pigeon grape.
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