sea grape

noun

: a tree (Coccoloba uvifera) of the buckwheat family that inhabits sandy shores from Florida to South America, has rounded leaves, and bears clusters of purple to whitish edible berries

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Also, how does the sea grape benefit from the community inside its body, if at all? Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 26 July 2022 How do the different Nephromyces species ensure that enough of them get inside the same sea grape? Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 26 July 2022 Remember that each sea grape picks up Nephromyces from the surrounding seawater. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 26 July 2022 Charlie and sea grape cascade down the walls, while lights twinkle like fireflies and a set of bookshelves peek through the greenery. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 Some settled in the Champlain Towers, constructed in 1980 and fringed by palm and sea grape trees while boasting a heated swimming pool, valet parking, sauna and tennis courts. Author: Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021 Some settled in the Champlain Towers, constructed in 1980 and fringed by palm and sea grape trees while boasting a heated swimming pool, valet parking, sauna and tennis courts. Author: Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021 Some settled in the Champlain Towers, constructed in 1980 and fringed by palm and sea grape trees while boasting a heated swimming pool, valet parking, sauna and tennis courts. Author: Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021 Some settled in the Champlain Towers, constructed in 1980 and fringed by palm and sea grape trees while boasting a heated swimming pool, valet parking, sauna and tennis courts. Author: Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea grape was in 1806

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“Sea grape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20grape. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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