Definitions of Grapes

  1. A plant genus in the family VITACEAE, order Rhamnales, subclass Rosidae. It is a woody vine cultivated worldwide. It is best known for grapes, the edible fruit and used to make WINE and raisins.

Usage examples for Grapes

  1. Then he remembered that Benjamin Franklin had been a printer and had eaten only an apple and a bunch of grapes for his dinner. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. When the grapes begin to color in Antinea's garden, I shall be sixty- eight. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  3. When I looked to find grapes that were good Why yielded it wild grapes? – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  4. Mac, dearest, why didn't you eat your grapes?" – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  5. I had seen several statements that grapes would bring a good price this fall. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  6. It was too early yet for these journeys, for the grapes were hardly ripe. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. For the whole house she would now hardly get as much as the present which the green- veiled distinguished English ladies will give the servant when she shows them the room where I was born, and the hen- house wherein my father generally imprisoned me for stealing grapes, and also the brown door on which my mother taught me to write with chalk. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  8. It ain' fittin' fer grapes, fer noo groun' nebber is. – The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt
  9. Because our list of good grapes is already so long, it does not follow that we have reached the limit of development by any means. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  10. " Yes," said his mother; " and I should think that taking care of vines and gathering the grapes would be very pretty work to do." – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  11. There are many fine varieties of grapes and several can be used in a single row. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  12. You hate the vineyard because you cannot raise good grapes, you hate to teach school because you cannot teach school well. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  13. Well Al if the boys can't handle it no better then that they better leave it alone and just because its cheap that's no reason to try and get it all at once because the grapes will still be growing over here yet when all us birds takes our teeth off at night with our other close. – The Real Dope by Ring Lardner
  14. Grapes do not come from thorns, my lady. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  15. The words were sweet as wine of Eshcol grapes To his parched lips. – Stories in Verse by Henry Abbey
  16. I was speaking of my own grapes, as I look at them when I use that argument for my own comfort. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  17. " And away with the duchess, too," put in Fitzgerald, reaching for a bunch of yellow grapes. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  18. The men amongst the vineyards are plucking and sucking the grapes. – VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea by David Christie Murray