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[vahy-nif-er-uh, vi-]
  1. of, relating to, or derived from a European grape, Vitis vinifera, widely cultivated for making wine and raisins and for table use.
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  1. a vinifera grape.
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Origin of vinifera

1895–1900; < New Latin, feminine of Latin vīnifer wine-producing. See vini-, -fer
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Examples from the Web for vinifera

Historical Examples

  • The type of growth in Vinifera is different from that of native grapes.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

  • All of its characters indicate that it is a hybrid between Labrusca and Vinifera.

  • Munson states, however, that he can see nothing in it but Labrusca and Vinifera.

  • The early idea of many that it is a Vinifera was soon dropped.

  • This is the first recorded hybrid between Labrusca and Vinifera.