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sea grape

Syllabification: sea grape

Definition of sea grape in English:

noun

1A salt-resistant tree of the dock family, bearing grapelike bunches of edible purple fruit and found on the Atlantic coasts of tropical America.
  • Coccoloba uvifera, family Polygonaceae
Example sentences
  • The dune vegetation included sea oats, sea grape, and beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae).
  • Delightful tropical scents floated in on cool gusts of wind from the sea; only tall sea grape vines marred the picturesque view of the beach.
  • Lighting a mentholated cigarette, I strolled by sea grape hedges and through a moongate to a limestone cliff dropping to the Atlantic.
1.1The fruit of the sea grape tree.
Example sentences
  • I was at a public beach in Tampa, Florida, last week and noticed these sea grapes had fruit that was ripe on them.
  • I remember helping them make guava and sea grape jellies.
  • For example we have the sowse vendors, and the women who make sea grape jelly for sale, but this is all on the level of cottage industry.

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