fox grape


: any of several native grapes (especially Vitis labrusca) of eastern North America with sour or musky fruit

Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fox grape was in 1657

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“Fox grape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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