• WordNet 3.6
    • n Catawba the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
    • n Catawba slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape
    • n Catawba a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Catawba A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.
    • Catawba A well known light red variety of American grape.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Catawba A variety of native grape, with red fruit, much cultivated in the middle United States, taking its name from the Catawba river in the Carolinas, where it was first raised.
    • n Catawba The wine made from this grape. It is a light wine, of rich muscadine flavor, much used in the United States. Both still and sparkling Catawba wines are made.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Catawba ka-taw′ba a light sparkling wine, produced from a grape of the same name, first found on the banks of the Catawba River in Carolina.
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In literature:

His place was well named for he was a great horticulturist, the first to domesticate the Catawba grape.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Lake Erie, Catawbas on, 47.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
It is ideally adapted for the growing of Catawba on the hillsides of Keuka Lake.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Here he cultivated the Catawba grape and produced about 150,000 bottles a year.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
They are the Scuppernong, the Catawba, and the Isabella.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
About this time Lee's legion was ordered into South Carolina, to a point west of the Catawba.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The Cherokees and Catawbas, whom Dinwiddie had given him reason to expect in such numbers, never arrived.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Once he even fought on their side against their enemies, the Catawbas.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
They are in the Catawba Reservation in York county, South Carolina.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
To-morrow, my friends, we shall move towards Catawba, and thence to Hanging Rock.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
On the last day of January 1780 Gen. Greene detached him with 300 men to prevent the enemy from passing the Catawba river.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
But the patriot general foresaw this, and not having soldiers enough, he got well ahead, and one day at dusk crossed the Catawba River.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
A fortunately heavy rainfall cut off Cornwallis' pursuit, and gave us an opportunity to carry our prisoners across the Catawba.
"Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman" by Willie Walker Caldwell
In 1708, probably at the instigation of the English, the Cherokees, Arikas, Catawbas, and Alabamas formed an alliance.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
Declaring that every bush hid a rebel, Lord Cornwallis fell back across the Catawba into South Carolina.
"Peggy Owen Patriot" by Lucy Foster Madison
The Catawbas followed and unexpectedly fell upon them, having overtaken them at the Potomac.
"Legends of Loudoun" by Harrison Williams
In 1857 there were about seventy Catawbas in South Carolina on a tiny reservation.
"The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist" by Annie Heloise Abel
But the dinner service was ordinary; the only wine was Dry Catawba; Rinda's ideas of waiting, too, were primitive.
"Horace Chase" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The Catawba, which is a short but very stiff grower, is usually cut back to six or eight buds, as seen in figs.
"American Grape Training" by Liberty Hyde (L.H.) Bailey
The Catawba Indians lived about sixty miles distant, and the Cherokees still farther.
"Daniel Boone" by Reuben Gold Thwaites

In poetry:

The swallow dips beneath the eaves,
And flirts his plumes and folds his wings;
And under the catawba leaves
The caterpillar curls and clings.
"A Sudden Shower" by James Whitcomb Riley
Very good in its way
Is the Verzenay,
Or the Sillery soft and creamy;
But Catawba wine
Has a taste more divine,
More dulcet, delicious, and dreamy.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
While pure as a spring
Is the wine I sing,
And to praise it, one needs but name it;
For Catawba wine
Has need of no sign,
No tavern-bush to proclaim it.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

A pickax-wielding man was shot four times by a Fontana police officer at the end of a pursuit early Tuesday morning, Nov 13, 2012, on the 6100 block of Catawba Avenue.
Hickory kicked off its "drive for five" on Tuesday with an impressive 63-39 victory against Bunker Hill in the second game of the boys bracket at the Catawba Valley Classic.
Willie Grimes, who spent 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, received an apology Friday and was formally deemed innocent, overturning a Catawba County rape conviction.
WASHINGTON — Recently I saw some Oliver wines on sale at a local business, so I grabbed the Soft Rosé, which I'd been wanting to try because I discovered it's made with catawba grapes, my favorite.
Common redpolls have been reported in Chatham County and evening grosbeaks in Catawba County here in North Carolina.
Catawba County commissioners recently accepted a state transportation presentation that outlined proposed paving opportunities in the county.
Kevin Yarborough said the accident happened when James Fish, of Catawba, was pulling his 1997 Buick into a bay at the Speed Lube on East D Street just before 12:30 p.m.
Kraig Kern lives near vast expanses of water – Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River – and thoughts of being without clear, sanitary tap water seem foreign.
CORNELIUS – The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will hold its first Plates To Fight Polio on Thursday, April 7, at Pelican's Patio Bar & Grille, 19930 W Catawba Ave.
Catawba County Board of Elections Director Larry Brewer said that as of 4 pm Friday about 287 people had visited the early voting site at the Newton branch of the Catawba County Library.
Believed to be missing Catawba teens.
Claremont and Catawba firefighters examine a structure after a small porch fire was extinguished after lunch Wednesday on Boggs Road.
Veteran's Day at The Vineyard on Catawba.
Brooks teaches at The Catawba Valley Potter 's Workshop, Catawba Valley Community College's pottery school.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday it found two violations when the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County lost offsite power.