grape

noun

often attributive
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
grapelike adjective

Examples of grape in a Sentence

a bunch of seedless grapes
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grape was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Grape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grape. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

grape

noun
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 widely grown for their bunches of grapes
3
grapy
ˈgrā-pē
adjective

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