Definition of vinifera
: a common European grape (Vitis vinifera) that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties
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European settlers continued to plant vinifera throughout the nineteenth century.
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Origin and Etymology of vinifera
New Latin, from Latin vinifer wine-producing, from vinum wine
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
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