• WordNet 3.6
    • n grape a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
    • n grape any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
    • n grape any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
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The Fox and the Grapes The Fox and the Grapes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes
    • Grape (Man) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse.
    • Grape (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.
    • Grape (Mil) Grapeshot.
    • Grape (Bot) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit
    • n grape The fruit of the vine, from which wine is made; a pulpy edible fruit or berry growing in clusters on vines of the genus Vitis.
    • n grape The vine which produces this fruit; the grape-vine. The cultivated grape of Europe, whether it be for wine or for table use, is the Vitis vinifera, of which there are said to be 1,500 varieties. The more common native species of the United States are the chicken, frost, or winter grape, V. cordifolia, the fruit of which is small, very sour, and worthless; the riverside grape, V. riparia; the northern fox or plum grape, V. Labrusca; the southern fox, bullace, muscadine, or scuppernong grape, V. vulpina or rotundifolia; and the summer grape, V. œstivalis. The numerous cultivated table-grapes of the eastern United States are either varieties of these (as the Concord, Catawba, Isabella, Hartford Prolific, etc., derived from V. Labrusca, and the Clinton, from V. riparia), or hybrids of these with each other or with varieties of V. vinifera (as the Delaware, Niagara, Taylor, etc.). The most successful wine-grapes are for the most part varieties of V. œstivalis. All the purely American varieties are remarkable for their power of resisting the attacks of the phylloxera or grape-louse, which has proved so fatal to the European vine, and on this account they have been of late years extensively introduced into the vineyards of Europe. V. riparia has been very largely used for this purpose, either taking the place of V. vinifera entirely or furnishing stocks upon which that species may be safely grafted. See cut under Vitis.
    • n grape The knob at the butt of a cannon.
    • n grape plural In farriery, a mangy tumor on the leg of a horse.
    • n grape Milit., grape-shot.
    • n grape The Sargassum bacciferum, a seaweed with large bladders in grape-like clusters.
    • grape ; pret. and pp. graped, ppr. graping. A dialectal (Scotch) form of grope.
    • n grape plural A specific affection of the heel of horses, accompanied by an offensive discharge and the formation of red, raw excrescences (grapes) on the surface. Also called varrucose dermatitis
    • n grape Tuberculosis of the serous membranes (pleura and peritoneum) in which conglomerate clusters of tubercles are found. Also called pearly disease.
    • n grape See sea-grape, 2, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
    • v.i Grape grāp a Scotch form of grope.
    • n Grape grāp the fruit of the grape-vine, or of any of the many species of the genus Vitis: a mangy tumour on the legs of horses: grapeshot
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  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “There is a devil in every berry of the grape.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.”
  • Frederic Raphael
    Frederic Raphael
    “The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.”
  • William Blake
    “To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.”


Sour grapes - When someone says something critical or negative because they are jealous, it is a case of sour grapes.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grappe, a cluster of grapes; from Old High Ger. chrapho, a hook. It properly meant a hook, then clustered fruit, hooked on, attached to, a stem (Brachet).


In literature:

When you first start, you will find a grape-vine across your path.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Hoare on the Grape Vine.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Among the smaller bulbs that deserve special mention are the Crocus, the Snow Drop, the Scilla, and the Musk or Grape Hyacinth.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Figs, dates, and grapes seem to be the chief fruits grown.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Figures 5 and 6 are a section and ground plan of a propagating house for growing grape vines, but it might serve as well for other plants.
"Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings" by George E. Woodward
It wouldn't matter then about the peaches and grapes and things failing.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
And I know a vine that has the sweetest and juiciest grapes you ever tasted.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
And he sends grapes in spring, and turkeys in summer, and green peas in winter.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Divide the mixture into three parts, in one of which place marshmallows and white grapes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
It is one of the Grape-eater's, and it seems good.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

But now the angler rarely throws
With great delight, his line,
Or listens to the rippling brook,
Beside the wild grape vine.
"Catching Speckled Trout" by Thomas Frederick Young
Though all the wine of life be lost,
Try well the red grape's hue.
Holy the soul that cannot taste
The false love for the true.
"Parted" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
"Oh for the purple harvests
Of the days when I was young
For the merry grape-stained maidens,
And the pleasant songs they sung!
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Had the red grape died a grape;
Nor, sleek daughter of the vine,
Found her unknown soul take shape
In the wild flow of the wine:
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Here are verses that in spite
Of myself I needs must write,
Like the wine that oozes first
When the unsqueezed grapes have burst.
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The wild grapes wait us by the brook,
The brown nuts on the hill,
And still the May-day flowers make sweet
The woods of Follymill.
"My Playmate" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Worst grape harvest in half century in Europe leaves some vineyards high and dry .
The product is like an over-sized tube of super-pretty, nourishing chapstick for your face—made with antioxidant-rich passionfruit, champagne grape, and berry oils.
Check out 'Glamouflage Grape' and its unique, variegated foliage, which debuts at next month's California Spring Trials.
Hort Couture's 'Glamouflage Grape'.
The group Tapas (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society) was launched in 2006, with Earl Jones as its president, hoping to do for its beloved grape what the Rhone Rangers had done for theirs.
If only I knew, I'd be sipping a Mai Tai and eating peeled grapes on my private island.
Ensalada Espanola field greens w/ asparagus, almonds, grapes, cabrales cheese & sherry vinaigrette 8.
I am a former primary candidate from this race, and Jack's opponent will likely say that my support of Jack is sour grapes, since I lost in the primary.
Sour grapes, not a chance.
Emily Bergl, Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight star in "The Grapes of Wrath".
Decades after he penned the enduring literary classics Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, 64-year-old John Steinbeck traveled to Vietnam in December 1966 to write about the war raging there.
Putting the squeeze on juvenile diabetes is the theme for the Hy-vee Big Grape event going on this Saturday.
The Grapestompede is a free event for the whole family Saturday, Sept 8 from 8 am – 2 pm This event will have over 46 vendors, a chalk art contest, live entertainment, and of course, the grape stomping.
The short answer is just about any variety can be grown in containers, but the smaller ones, like plumb or grape work best.
His son Johnny Itliong, 47, a chef from Los Angeles, is troubled most by the obscurity of his father's grave, not far from the once-tumultuous grape fields where farm worker history was made.

In science:

One route might be to couple the special purpose GRAPE hardware1 , which is limited to N <∼ 106 , to algorithms that can handle large particle numbers by swapping with a fast front end.
The Final Parsec Problem
Mikkola & Aarseth 1993, Aarseth 1999) and the development of the GRAPE series of special purpose computers (Sugimoto et al. 1990, Makino et al. 2003), which allows to simulate the evolution of star clusters with increasingly larger particle numbers.
Dissolution of Globular Clusters
The GRAPE-6, a special purpose computer for gravitational N -body simulations, performs dynamical evolution simulations at a peak speed of about 64 Tflop/s , and is extremely suitable for large scale N -body simulations.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
In addition to parallelization of serial codes, the field advanced also thanks to special purpose hardware, such as the GRAPE (Makino et al. 1997).
Gravitational N-body Simulations
Along this route the GRAPE (GRavityPipE) concept has been extremely effective.
Gravitational N-body Simulations