From Middle English grape, from Old French grape, grappe, crape (“cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes”), from graper, craper (“to pick grapes”, literally “to hook”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *krappō (“hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *greb- (“hook”), *gremb- (“crooked, uneven”), from *ger- (“to turn, bend, twist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (“hook”), Old High German krapfo (“hook”) (whence German Krapfen (“Berliner doughnut”). Doublet of grappa. More at cramp.
- (countable) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on vines of genus Vitis.
- Grapes give us whole-fruit snacks, grape juice, raisins, wine, and more.
- (countable, uncountable) A woody vine of genus Vitis that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine.
- wild grape covering the back slope
- (countable) Any of various fruits or plants with varying resemblances to those of genus Vitis but belonging to other genera; their edibility varies.
- sea grape; tail grape
- (countable, uncountable) A dark purplish-red colour, the colour of many grapes.
- For those seeking purply tones, the paint colors available include mauve, magenta, and grape.
- (uncountable) Clipping of .
- men mowed down by grape
- A mangy tumour on a horse's leg.
- (US, naval slang) A purple-shirted technician responsible for refueling aircraft.
- 1998, Approach, volume 43, number 10, page 10:
- I was horrified to see three grapes standing by the aircraft with the hose still connected.
- (US, slang, colloquial, African-American Vernacular) A person's head.
(fruit and vines of genus Vitis):
- Amur grape (Vitis amurensis)
- arroyo grape (Vitis vulpina)
- bird grape (Vitis munsoniana)
- bullace grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- bull grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- bunch grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- bush grape (Vitis rupestris; Vitis acerifolia)
- canyon grape (Vitis arizonica)
- catbird grape (Vitis palmata)
- cat grape (Vitis palmata)
- chicken grape (Vitis vulpina)
- Concord grape (Vitis labrusca variety)
- coon grape (Ampelopsis cordata; Vitis labrusca)
- downy grape (Vitis cinerea)
- European grape (Vitis vinifera)
- everbearing grape (Vitis munsoniana)
- fox grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- frost grape (Vitis vulpina)
- Mission grape
- Missouri grape (Vitis palmata)
- mountain grape (Vitis rupestris; Mahonia aquifolium)
- muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- mustang grape (Vitis candicans)
- mustard grape (Vitis candicans)
- pigeon grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- pinewoods grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- plum grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- possum grape (Vitis vulpina; Vitis baileyana; Cissus spp.)
- post-oak grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- racoon grape (Vitis labrusca et al.; Ampelopsis cordata)
- riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)
- river grape (Vitis vulpina)
- riverside grape (Vitis vulpina; Vitis riparia)
- rose grape (Medinilla magnifica)
- sandbeach grape (Vitis rupestris)
- sand grape (Vitis rupestris)
- seaside grape
- shore grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- skunk grape (Vitis lambrusca)
- slipskin grape (Concord grape)
- sugar grape (Vitis rupestris)
- summer grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- table grape (Vitis spp.; see varieties thereof at List of grape varieties)
- turkey grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- wild grape (Vitis spp.; (Rhoicissus capensis)
- wine grape (Vitis spp.; see varieties thereof at List of grape varieties)
- winter grape (Vitis vulpina)
- wolf grape (Vitis vulpina; Solanum dulcamara)
(other plants of other genera):
- bear's grape (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
- Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora)
- Cape grape (Cissus capensis, Rhoicissus tomentosa)
- dyer's grape (Phytolacca americana)
- kangaroo grape (Cissus antarctica)
- Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
- Rocky Mountain grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
- sea grape (various plants so called)
- tail grape (Artabotrys spp.)
- dessert grape
- grape cell
- grape fern
- grape hyacinth (Muscari spp.)
- grape ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
- grape jelly
- grape juice
- grape kernel
- grape smuggler
- grape sugar
- grape tomato
- grapevine (gossip)
- grapevine (Vitis spp.)
- grape wine
- mare's teat grape
- miller's grape
- Niagara grape
- peel me a grape
- red grape
- sour grapes
- spoiled grape juice
- white grape
- cabernet sauvignon
- Chenin Blanc
- noble rot
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon blanc
- grape on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- To pick grapes.
- 1973, Nancy Safford, Time's Island; Portraits of the Vineyard, page 35:
- I used to go graping and blackberrying and blueberrying.
- (of livestock) To develop tubercules as a result of tuberculosis.
- 1856, Great Britain Parliament House of Commons, Reports from Committees, page 138:
- Some are called ticked; some have the milk fever; some have worm-'ith-tail ; some are graped ; others are broken-up old cows.
- 1891, Public Health - Volume 4, page 249:
- The lungs were in a bad condition, hard in places, and lumpy and badly graped.
- 1898, Great Britain Royal Commission on Tuberculosis, Report of the Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire Into the Administrative Procedures for Controlling Danger to Man Through the Use as Food of the Meat and Milk of Tuberculous Animals, page 245:
- Do I understand that the carcases of the graped cows, to which you refer, were used for food ?
- To develop a texture with small grape-like clusters of a contaminant or foreign substance.
- 1932, Kenneth Slessor, Cuckooz Contrey:
- Over the huge abraded rind, Crow-countries graped with dung, we go, Past gullies that no longer flow And wells that nobody can find, Lashed by the screaming of the crow, Stabbed by the needles of the mind.
- 1991, Desheng Li, Tectonic types of oil and gas basins in China, page 162:
- Some small graped pisolitic textures are primary but not important.
- 2012, K. Subramanian, Lead-free Solders: Materials Reliability for Electronics, →ISBN, page 169:
- An additional concern is the problem of graping, which becomes more visible when type-4 solder powder is required for fine-pitch μ-BGA attachment.
- (dialect, north, UK) To grope.
- 1780, Alexander Wilson, A Pedlar's Story:
- Lang, lang I sought and graped for my pack, Till night and hunger forced me to come back.
- 1836, William Stephenson Jr, Punch and Toby:
- Aw graped my way out i' the dark, An' down the stairs aw scrafflel'd
- 1836, Walter Scott, The antiquary, page 56:
- I dinna ken,” said Steenie ; “ the book had fa'en out 0' his pocket, I fancy, for I fand it amang my feet when I was graping about to set him on his legs again, and I just pat it in my pouch to keep it safe ;
- 1881, Robert Burns, The Two Lawyers, page 280:
- 'Till in a declamation mist, His argument he tint it; He gapéd for't, he graped for't, He fand it was awa, man;
- (dialect, Hong Kong) To envy (derived from "sour grapes" idiom).
- (slang, Internet) To rape
- A grapefruit.
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