noun, often attributive
\ ˈgrāp How to pronounce grape (audio) \

Definition of grape

1 : a smooth-skinned juicy light green or deep red to purplish black berry eaten dried or fresh as a fruit or fermented to produce wine
2 : any of numerous woody vines (genus Vitis of the family Vitaceae, the grape family) that usually climb by tendrils, produce grapes, and are nearly cosmopolitan in cultivation
3 : grapeshot

Other Words from grape

grapelike \ ˈgrāp-​ˌlīk How to pronounce grape (audio) \ adjective

Examples of grape in a Sentence

a bunch of seedless grapes
Recent Examples on the Web GranMonte produces 100,000 bottles across 23 labels and grows dozens of grape varietals. Livia Hengel, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The region's proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes for a cooler climate that is just right for these grape varietals. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2022 Appetizers, from $5.99 to $7.99, include hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, veggie skewers and other items. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 20 Apr. 2022 Nate Ready, a former sommelier for Napa’s French Laundry, grows 80 different grape varietals on his 30-acre biodynamic vineyard that’s maintained only by grazing pigs, cows, and chickens. Benjamin Tepler, Outside Online, 23 Apr. 2020 In that mixing with each year’s weather, Drusian begins by cryomacerating the grapes so that the flavors the grape-skins hold will express themselves more freely during the fermentation. Susan H. Gordon, Forbes, 27 May 2022 Its color comes from the length of time the juice remains in contact with the grape skins during maceration, or soaking process. Marc Bona, cleveland, 24 May 2022 Ingredients include green tea, chamomile, sunflower seed oil, cranberry seed oil, pomegranate extract, black elderberry, and grape seed extract, among others. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 Beard Oil SheaMoisture’s signature maracuja and shea oil are both in this blend, alongside oils of grape seed, olive, castor, jojoba, sweet almond and coconut. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grape

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grape

Middle English, from Anglo-French grape grape stalk, bunch of grapes, grape, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krāpfo hook

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\ ˈgrāp How to pronounce grape (audio) \

Kids Definition of grape

: a juicy berry that has a smooth green, dark red, or purple skin and grows in clusters on a woody vine ( grapevine )

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