summer grape


noun

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.

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Also called pigeon grape.

Origin of summer grape

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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