fox grape
noun Date: 1657 any of several native grapes (especially Vitis labrusca) of eastern North America with sour or musky fruit

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  • Fox grape — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fox-grape — foxˈ grape noun An American grape (Vitis labrusca; also V. rotundifolia) • • • Main Entry: ↑fox …   Useful english dictionary

  • fox grape — fox′ grape n. pln vin a grape, Vitis labrusca, chiefly of the northeastern U.S., bearing dark, sweet, musky fruit …   From formal English to slang

  • fox grape — ☆ fox grape n. a common wild grape (Vitis labrusca) native to E North America with leaves whose undersides are covered with whitish or reddish woolly hairs: it is the parent of many American vineyard grapes, as the Concord and Catawba …   English World dictionary

  • fox grape — noun 1. native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes • Syn: ↑Vitis labrusca • Hypernyms: ↑grape, ↑grapevine, ↑grape vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Vitis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fox 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fox 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fox grape — gauruotasis vynmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vynmedinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, vaisinis augalas (Vitis labrusca), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vitis labrusca angl. Catawba grape; Concord grape; fox grape; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fox 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)

  • fox grape — noun The native eastern North American grape, Vitis labrusca, with many cultivars, of which the Concord grape is the most important …   Wiktionary

  • fox grape — 1. a vine, Vitis labrusca, chiefly of the northeastern U.S., from which numerous cultivated grape varieties have been developed. 2. the usually purplish black, thick skinned, sweet, musky fruit of this vine. [1630 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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