Grape sugar
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine. [1913 Webster]

3. (Man.) A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) Grapeshot. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Grape sugar — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape sugar — grāp n DEXTROSE …   Medical dictionary

  • grape sugar — n. GLUCOSE …   English World dictionary

  • grape sugar — Dextrose Dex trose (d[e^]ks tr[=o]s ), n. [See {Dexter}.] (Chem.) A sirupy, or white crystalline, variety of sugar, {C6H12O6} (so called from turning the plane of polarization to the right), occurring in many ripe fruits, and also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape sugar — Glucose Glu cose , n. [Gr. ? sweet. Cf. {Glycerin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape sugar — gliukozė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aldoheksozė. formulė C₆H₁₂O₆ santrumpa( os) Glc atitikmenys: angl. blood sugar; corn sugar; dextrose; glucose; grape sugar rus. виноградный сахар; глюкоза; декстроза ryšiai: sinonimas – vynuogių… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • grape sugar — gliukozė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dažniausias gamtoje angliavandenis (C₆H₁₂O₆) – bespalviai kristalai, gerai tirpstantys vandenyje. Svarbiausias visų organizmų energijos šaltinis. atitikmenys: angl. blood sugar; corn… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • grape sugar — grape′ sug ar n. chem. dextrose …   From formal English to slang

  • grape-sugar — n. Glucose, starch sugar, diabetic sugar …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • grape sugar — noun Date: 1831 dextrose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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