Definition of grapevine in English:

grapevine

Syllabification: grape·vine
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrāpˌvīn
 
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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
More example sentences
  • 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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