Definition of grapevine in English:

grapevine

Syllabification: grape·vine
Pronunciation: /ˈgrāpˌvīn
 
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noun

  • 1A vine native to both Eurasia and North America, especially one bearing fruit (grapes) used for eating or winemaking. Numerous cultivars and hybrids have been developed for the winemaking industry.
    • Genus Vitis, family Vitaceae: many species, in particular V. vinifera and the American V. labrusca
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    • It attacks only grapevines, and kills vines by attacking their roots.
    • Though native, grapevines sometimes become too prolific and pull large trees over, causing a loss of shade, which many herbs need.
    • Wheat, grapevines, almonds, olives, and oranges were planted from the beginning.
  • 2 informal Used to refer to the circulation of rumors and unofficial information: I’d heard through the grapevine that the business was nearly settled
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    • I've heard the rumours on the grapevine, but am I the only coach to sign players in the summer?
    • But, the rumours are on the grapevine that there are still some very big fish out there to be caught.
    • As soundbytes of gossip regarding imminent closures of galleries circulated through the grapevine in past months, I admit I panicked at first.

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