Designating or of the most widely cultivated species of grape (Vitis vinifera) used for making wine.
Vinifera Sentence Examples
The chief trade is in, and the principal exports are, palm oil and kernels, rubber, cotton, maize, groundnuts (Arachis), shea-butter from the Bassia parkii (Sapotaceae), fibres of the Raphia vinifera, and the Sansevieria guineensis, indigo, and kola nuts, ebony and other valuable wood.
The most important palm of the country perhaps is the Raphia vinifera, which produces the piassava fibre of commerce.
The best known and longest cultivated species is the old-world grape-vine, Vitis vinifera; a variety of this, silvestris, occurs wild in the Mediterranean region, spreading eastwards towards the Caucasus and northwards into southern Germany, and may be regarded as the parent of the cultivated vine.
vinifera, but show some very slight variations from the type of seed now prevalent.