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Vitis vinifera

Definition:

a common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Vitis vinifera*
(* Vitis vinifera may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

common grape vine | vinifera | vinifera grape | V. vinifera [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Modern Latin (Vitis) vinifera, wine-producing (vine) from Late Latin, feminine...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Vitis vinifera [species] | Common Grape Vine

a species of Vitis, native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and southwestern Asia, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern Germany and east to northern Iran. It's a liana growing to 35 yards tall, with flaky bark. The leaves are... (41 of 2380 words, 4 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

raisin | Vitis vinifera [species]

dried fruit of certain varieties of grapevines bearing grapes with a high content of sugar and solid flesh. Although the fruit is sometimes ... (23 of 301 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0841015​.html

Merriam-Webster:

vinifera | viniferas [plural] | Vitis vinifera [species]

a common European grape that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties (17 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vinifera

Random House Dictionary:

vinifera | Vitis vinifera [species, sense-specific]

of, pertaining to, or derived from a European grape widely cultivated for making wine and raisins and for table use. | a vinifera grape. (23 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/vinifera

Collins Dictionary:

vinifera

a European species of grape vine (6 of 217 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vinifera

New World Dictionary:

vinifera | Vitis vinifera [species]

designating or of the most widely cultivated species of grape used for making wine (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vinifera

Wiktionary:

vinifera [Latin]

feminine form of vīnifer | vocative singular form of vīnifer f | nominative plural of vinifer n | accusative plural of vinifer n | vocative plural of vinifer n | ablative singular of vinifer f (30 of 31 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vinifera

Britannica Encyclopedia:

grape [plant]

any member of the grape genus, Vitis, with about 60 species native to the north temperate zone, including varieties that may be eaten as table fruit, ... (26 of 908 words, 8 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/241944​/grape

Oxford Dictionary:

grapevine

a vine native to both Eurasia and North America, especially one bearing ... | [informal] : used to refer to the circulation of rumours and unofficial ... (25 of 83 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grapevine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grapevine | grapevines [plural]

[singular, informal] the way in which information spreads quickly from one person to another through conversation | [countable] a plant on which ... (21 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grapevine

American Heritage Dictionary:

grapevine

A vine on which grapes grow. | The informal transmission of information, gossip, or rumor from person to person. | A usually unrevealed source of ... (23 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grapevine

Cambridge Dictionary:

grapevine | vine

a type of climbing plant on which grapes grow (9 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grapevine

Encarta Dictionary:

grapevine | grapevines [plural]

a climbing plant on which grapes grow. Genus Vitis. | the path of communication along which news, gossip, or rumor passes unofficially from person to ... (24 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615029​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

vinifera

Origin: Modern Latin (Vitis) vinifera, wine-producing (vine) from Late Latin, feminine of vinifer, wine-producing from Latin vinum (see "vine") + -fer, "-fer"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vinifera

Merriam-Webster:

vinifera | viniferas [plural]

First use: 1888

Origin: New Latin, from Latin vinifer wine-producing, from vinum wine

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vinifera

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

vinifera

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "vinifera"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "vinifera"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/vinifera

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

vinifera

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vinifera"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=vinife​01 word=vinifera

YourDictionary Audio:

vinifera

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vinifera" by speech synthesizer

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