Cape grape

noun

Definition of Cape grape

: a tuberous-rooted grapelike vine (Cissus capensis) having very long forked tendrils and red-black glossy fruit in short clusters and used especially in southwestern U.S. as an ornamental

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History and Etymology for Cape grape

from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where it was developed

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“Cape grape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20grape. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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