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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
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