Hypertext Webster Gateway: "grape"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

the fruit of the vine, which was extensively cultivated in
Palestine. Grapes are spoken of as "tender" (Cant. 2:13, 15),
"unripe" (Job 15:33), "sour" (Isa. 18:5), "wild" (Isa. 5:2,4).
(See Rev. 14:18; Micah 7:1; Jer. 6:9; Ezek. 18:2, for figurative
use of the word.) (See {VINE}.)

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Grape \Grape\, n. [OF. grape, crape, bunch or cluster of grapes,
F. grappe, akin to F. grappin grapnel, hook; fr. OHG. chrapfo
hook, G. krapfen, akin to E. cramp. The sense seems to have
come from the idea of clutching. Cf. {Agraffe}, {Cramp},
{Grapnel}, {Grapple}.]
1. (Bot.) A well-known edible berry growing in pendent
clusters or bunches on the grapevine. The berries are
smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in
great quantities for table use and for making wine and

2. (Bot.) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine.

3. (Man.) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse.

4. (Mil.) Grapeshot.

{Grape borer}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Vine borer}.

{Grape curculio} (Zo["o]l.), a minute black weevil
({Craponius in[ae]qualis}) which in the larval state eats
the interior of grapes.

{Grape flower}, or

{Grape hyacinth} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Muscari
racemosum}) with small blue globular flowers in a dense

{Grape fungus} (Bot.), a fungus ({Oidium Tuckeri}) on
grapevines; vine mildew.

{Grape hopper} (Zo["o]l.), a small yellow and red hemipterous
insect, often very injurious to the leaves of the

{Grape moth} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ({Eudemis botrana}),
which in the larval state eats the interior of grapes, and
often binds them together with silk.

{Grape of a cannon}, the cascabel or knob at the breech.

{Grape sugar}. See {Glucose}.

{Grape worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the grape moth.

{Sour grapes}, things which persons affect to despise because
they can not possess them; -- in allusion to [AE]sop's
fable of the fox and the grapes.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: any of various juicy purple- or green-skinned fruit of the
genus Vitis; grow in clusters
2: any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters
of edible berries [syn: {grapevine}]

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