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
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The branches are trained in a long horizontal pattern that looks a little like how a grapevine might grow.
But for an artist accustomed to being treated like royalty, the prospect of getting your name out through the digital grapevine is daunting indeed.
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Definition of Grapevine
city in northern Texas northeast of Fort Worth population 46,334
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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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