Definition of Catawba

1. Noun. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas.

Generic synonyms: Siouan, Sioux

2. Noun. Slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape.
Generic synonyms: Fox Grape

3. Noun. The Siouan language spoken by the Catawba.
Generic synonyms: Siouan, Siouan Language

Definition of Catawba

1. n. A well known light red variety of American grape.

Definition of Catawba

1. Proper noun. A Native American people who inhabit the Carolinas. ¹

2. Proper noun. (uncountable) The language of this people. ¹

3. Proper noun. A river in the Carolinas which rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows approximately 220 miles (350 km) before joining the Wateree River and ultimately flowing into the Atlantic. The path of the Catawba river. ¹

4. Noun. A member of this people. ¹

5. Noun. A reddish American dessert grape. ¹

6. Noun. Common name for the catawba grape, a cultivar of North American ''vitus labrusca''. ¹

7. Noun. Original and alternate common name for the various species of catalpa trees. ¹

8. Noun. The Catawba rhododendron (''Rhododendron catawbiense''). ¹

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Definition of Catawba

1. a variety of fox grape [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catawba

Catalina cherry
Catalpa bignioides
Catalpa speciosa
Catananche caerula
Cataract Canyon
Catasetum macrocarpum
Catha edulis
Catharacta skua
Catharanthus alkaloids

Literary usage of Catawba

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1. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1849)
"Having made this sacrifice, Cornwallis marched the next day, in hopes to intercept Morgan before ho could Jan. cross the catawba. Sensible of his danger, ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Herbert Dickinson, Joseph Quincy Adams, Joaquin Miller, Robert B. Honeyman (1883)
"For a poison malign Is the wine I sing, And to praise it, one needs but name it; While pure as a spring For catawba wine Has need of no sign, So tavern-bush ..."

3. A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs: With Illustrative Notes by William Hugh Logan, James Maidment (1869)
"Dry catawba is a finer wine of the hock species and flavour than any hock that comes from the Rhine; and sparkling catawba of the pure, unadulterated juice ..."

4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1894)
"TIlE catawba INDIANS. ... tradition confirms it that the catawba Indians came from tine head waters of the catawba ..."

5. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"catawba; 1906-1942, nd ca. 250 pcs. Pictures include: people, activities, medicine, ... Re: Speck's paper, "catawba Medicines and Curative Practices. ..."

6. History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903 by Daniel Augustus Tompkins (1904)
"The catawba Indians had, in 1755, two hundred and forty to three hundred warriors, ... If these figures are reliable, it will be seen that the catawba ..."

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