Definition of grapevine
1 : grape 2
2a : an informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip heard it through the grapevineb : a secret source of information
Recent Examples of grapevine from the Web
This sequence included rock steps forward and back, added half and quarter turns, and included grapevines and full circles.
Along the winding roads that cut through green hills laced with rows of grapevines, a sign emblazoned with a golden T marks the entrance to the 1,300-acre Trump Winery.
There are grapevines and cupids, as well as depictions of Noah and his ark, Daniel and the lions and Christ and his apostles.
The branches are trained in a long horizontal pattern that looks a little like how a grapevine might grow.
Another restaurant, the Westside Local, grows food on the premises and even has a grapevine giving shade to diners on its patio.
The matter has been an open secret for more than a month on the U.S. symphony orchestra musicians’ grapevine but only surfaced publicly in recent days.
The most critical time in a grapevine’s life is in May, when bloom occurs.
About 50,000 acres of grapevines are planted in Washington, most of them in Columbia Valley.
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Definition of Grapevine
city in northern Texas northeast of Fort Worth population 46,334
GRAPEVINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grapevine for English Language Learners
: a climbing plant on which grapes grow
: an informal way of spreading information or rumors through conversation
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