[vahy-nif-er-uh, vi-]


of, relating to, or derived from a European grape, Vitis vinifera, widely cultivated for making wine and raisins and for table use.


a vinifera grape.

Nearby words

  1. vingt-et-un,
  2. vinho verde,
  3. vini-,
  4. vinic,
  5. viniculture,
  6. viniferous,
  7. vinification,
  8. vinificator,
  9. vinify,
  10. vinland

Origin of vinifera

1895–1900; < New Latin, feminine of Latin vīnifer wine-producing. See vini-, -fer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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