Definition of Grapevine

1. Noun. Gossip spread by spoken communication. "The news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

Exact synonyms: Pipeline, Word Of Mouth
Generic synonyms: Comment, Gossip, Scuttlebutt



2. Noun. Any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries.
Exact synonyms: Grape, Grape Vine
Terms within: Grape
Generic synonyms: Vine
Group relationships: Genus Vitis, Vitis
Specialized synonyms: Fox Grape, Vitis Labrusca, Muscadine, Vitis Rotundifolia, Common Grape Vine, Vinifera, Vinifera Grape, Vitis Vinifera

Definition of Grapevine

1. n. A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus Vitis, having small green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called grapes.

Definition of Grapevine

1. Noun. The plant, a vine of genus ''Vitis'', on which grapes grow ¹

2. Noun. A rumor ¹

3. Noun. An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip. ¹

4. Noun. (skating) A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grapevine

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Medical Definition of Grapevine

1. A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus Vitis, having small green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called grapes. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grapevine

grapefruits
grapefruity
grapeless
grapelike
graperies
grapery
grapes
grapeseed
grapeseed oil
grapeseeds
grapeshot
grapeshots
grapeskin cyst
grapestone
grapestones
grapevine (current term)
grapevine family
grapevines
grapey
graph
graph-paper
graph-theoretic
graph-theoretical
graph-theoretically
graph antihole
graph hole
graph paper
graph papers
graph state
graph theorist

Literary usage of Grapevine

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1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"Swinging in the grapevine swing, Laughing where the wild birds sing, I dream and sigh For the days gone by Swinging in the grapevine swing ..."

2. Southern Prose and Poetry for Schools by Edwin Mims (1910)
"THE grapevine SWING BY SAMUEL MINTURN PECK WHEN I was a boy on the old plantation, Down by the deep bayou, The fairest spot of all creation, ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1896)
"Swinging in the grapevine swing, Laughing where the wild birds sing, I dream and sigh For the days gone by Swinging in the grapevine swing. ..."

4. Southern Literary Readings by Leonidas Warren Payne (1913)
"THE grapevine SWING When I was a boy on the old plantation, Down by the deep bayou, The fairest spot of all creation, Under the arching blue; When the wind ..."

5. Rosecrans' Campaign with the Fourteenth Army Corps, Or the Army of the by William Denison Bickham (1863)
"THE "grapevine" Telegraph—A Southern Institution—Fabrication of False ... But the " grapevine " was the favorite institution of Nashville—a purely Southern ..."

6. The Hill Readers by Daniel Harvey Hill, Frank Lincoln Stevens, Charles William Burkett, Jessie May Snyder (1906)
"Swinging in the grapevine swing, 15 Laughing where the wild birds sing, I dream and I sigh For the days gone by, Swinging in the grapevine swing. ..."

7. Farm Life Readers by Lawton Bryan Evans, George William Duncan (1913)
"Swinging in the grapevine swing, Laughing where the wild birds sing— Oh, to be a boy With a heart full of joy, Swinging in the grapevine swing! ..."

8. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"THE grapevine SWING1 [FROM "RINGS AND LOVE-KNOTS." FOURTH EDITION.] WHEN I was a boy on the old plantation, Down by the deep bayou, The fairest spot of all ..."

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