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
grapelikeplay \ˈgrāp-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of grape in a Sentence
a bunch of seedless grapes
Recent Examples of grape from the Web
To give jam her own twist, Mary has also moved far beyond simple grape or strawberry flavors.
The color of the resulting wine depends on how long grape skins stay in contact with the juice.
Elderflower Martini Recipe from Urbain 40 1½ ounces gin ¾ ounce St. Germain ¾ ounce simple syrup ¼ ounce lime Juice 1 ounce white grape juice Edible flower (garnish) 1.
In the resulting report, released Thursday, Neltner found that the baby food versions of apple juice, grape juice and carrots had detectable lead more often than the regular versions.
Otherwise, try one of the specialty cocktails like the Hot to Trot (tequila, cucumber, jalapeno) or the Singani Sour (made with the Bolivian spirit Singani 63, lemon and grapes).
Moving into the northern Rhone, where syrah is the only red grape allowed, the wines are often bigger, bolder and more tannic.
Orange muscat is a white grape variety that has been gaining in popularity the last few years.
About 5,400 residents populate its 2.5 square miles, which are blessed with the perfect micro-climate and mineral rich earth for grape growing.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
GRAPE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of grape for Students
: 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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