Pronunciation: (grāp), [key]
1. the edible, pulpy, smooth-skinned berry or fruit that grows in clusters on vines of the genus Vitis, and from which wine is made.
2. any vine bearing this fruit.
3. a dull, dark, purplish-red color.
4. grapes, (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol.
a. tuberculosis occurring in cattle, characterized by the internal formation of grapelike clusters, esp. in the lungs.
b. tuberculosis occurring in horses, characterized by grapelike clusters on the fetlocks.
6. the grape,wine.
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