Frost grape
Grapevine Grape"vine`, n. (Bot.) A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus {Vitis}, having small green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called {grapes}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common grapevine of the Old World is {Vitis vinifera}, and is a native of Central Asia. Another variety is that yielding small seedless grapes commonly called {Zante currants}. The northern {Fox grape} of the United States is the {V. Labrusca}, from which, by cultivation, has come the Isabella variety. The southern {Fox grape}, or {Muscadine}, is the {V. vulpina}. The {Frost grape} is {V. cordifolia}, which has very fragrant flowers, and ripens after the early frosts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Frost grape — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frost grape — lapinis vynmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vynmedinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Vitis vulpina), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vitis cordifolia; Vitis vulpina angl. chicken grape; fox grape; frost grape; winter grape vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • frost grape — noun 1. : chicken grape 2. : riverbank grape …   Useful english dictionary

  • frost grape. — See riverbank grape. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • frost grape. — See riverbank grape. [1780 90, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frost — (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of water;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost bearer — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost lamp — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost nail — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost smoke — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”