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
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.
A varietal is made from one variety of grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot.
Even in recent years, winemakers have undertaken massive replanting efforts to ensure higher quality grapes and wine moving forward.
Add a grape-tomato-and-broccoli-floret salad (halve the tomatoes and toss both vegetables with a light vinaigrette), and add dinner rolls.
To achieve these marks, producers must work with vineyards cool enough to restrain the ripening sequence, so the grapes achieve some phenolic maturity before the sugar levels peak.
Rynders quickly recognized that this site could produce grapes that were classic to the region — blue and black flavors, firm tannins — resulting in wines of distinction.
The WinePod automatically makes mediocre wine, and the only sour grapes involved in the iPod come from Apple’s competitors.
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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 century
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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