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NOUN (3)

1. any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters;

2. any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries;
[syn: grape, grapevine, grape vine]

3. a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot;
[syn: grapeshot, grape]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 raisins. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine. [1913 Webster] 3. (Man.) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) Grapeshot. [1913 Webster] Grape borer. (Zool.) See Vine borer. Grape curculio (Zool.), 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 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 [AE]sop's fable of the fox and the grapes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grape n 1: any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters 2: any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries [syn: grape, grapevine, grape vine] 3: a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot [syn: grapeshot, grape]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Grape 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.)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

GRAPE, n. Hail noble fruit! -- by Homer sung, Anacreon and Khayyam; Thy praise is ever on the tongue Of better men than I am. The lyre in my hand has never swept, The song I cannot offer: My humbler service pray accept -- I'll help to kill the scoffer. The water-drinkers and the cranks Who load their skins with liquor -- I'll gladly bear their belly-tanks And tap them with my sticker. Fill up, fill up, for wisdom cools When e'er we let the wine rest. Here's death to Prohibition's fools, And every kind of vine-pest! Jamrach Holobom