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  • French borrowed raisin "grape" from Latin racemus "bunch of grapes."
  • English borrowed grape from French grappe de raisin "bunch of grapes," eventually replacing Old English winberige "wineberry."
  • The Old English berige "berry" of unknown origin apparently meant "grapes" at first.
  • {Italian mora, for example, refers to mulberry and blackberry, both of which are very different in nature but easily confused in appearance. Historically, either berries may have been also confused with grapes, especially in the wilderness.