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vinifera

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noun vi·nif·era \vī-ˈni-f(ə-)rə\

Definition of vinifera

plural vinifera or viniferas

  1. :  a common European grape (Vitis vinifera) that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties

vinifera adjective


Origin of vinifera

New Latin, from Latin vinifer wine-producing, from vinum wine


First Known Use: 1888


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