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 raisins.
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. Zool. See Vine borer.
Grape curculio Zool., a minute black weevil (Craponius inæqualis) 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 raceme.
Grape fungus Bot., a fungus (Oidium Tuckeri) on grapevines; vine mildew.
Grape hopper Zool., a small yellow and red hemipterous insect, often very injurious to the leaves of the grapevine.
Grape moth Zool., 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 Zool., the larva of the grape moth.
Sour grapes, things which persons affect to despise because they can not possess them; -- in allusion to Æsop's fable of the fox and the grapes.
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]
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.)