Bunches of grapes on the vine.
grape definition by Webster's New World
- any of various small, round, smooth-skinned, juicy berries, generally purple, red, or green, growing in clusters on woody vines: grapes are eaten raw, used to make wine, or dried to make raisins
- any of various vines (genus Vitis) of the grape family that bear grapes, including fox grape and muscadine; grapevine
- a dark purplish red
Origin: Middle English grap, replacing earlier winberie (see wine and amp; berry) ; from Old French grape, bunch of grapes ; from graper, to gather with a hook ; from Frankish an unverified form krappo (OHG chrapfo), a hook: for Indo-European base see cradle
grape definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous woody vines of the genus Vitis, bearing clusters of edible berries and widely cultivated in many species and varieties.
- The fleshy, smooth-skinned, purple, red, or green berry of a grape, eaten raw or dried as a raisin and widely used in winemaking.
- A dark violet to dark grayish purple.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, bunch of grapes, hook, of Germanic origin.
- grap·ey, grap·y adjective
- grapˈi·ness noun