grape

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noun, often attributive \ˈgrāp\

Definition of grape

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  grapeshot

grapelike

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Examples of grape in a Sentence

  1. a bunch of seedless grapes

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Origin and Etymology of grape

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


GRAPE Defined for English Language Learners

grape

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Definition of grape for English Language Learners

  • : a green, dark red, or purplish-black berry that is used to make wine or is eaten as a fruit


GRAPE Defined for Kids

grape

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noun \ˈgrāp\

Definition of grape for Students

  1. :  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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