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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Vine  borer}. 
 
  {Grape  curculio}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  yellow  and  red  hemipterous 
  insect,  often  very  injurious  to  the  leaves  of  the 
  grapevine. 
 
  {Grape  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grape 
  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}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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}.) 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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 
 
 




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