[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,
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. (Zool.) See Vine borer.
Grape curculio (Zool.), a minute black weevil (Craponius
in[ae]qualis) which in the larval state eats the interior
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 (Zool.), a small yellow and red hemipterous
insect, often very injurious to the leaves of the
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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:
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):
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!