American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting territory along the Catawba River in North and South Carolina and now located in western South Carolina.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Siouan language of the Catawba.
- n. A reddish North American grape developed from the fox grape.
- n. Wine made from this grape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of native grape, with red fruit, much cultivated in the middle United States, taking its name from the Catawba river in the Carolinas, where it was first raised.
- n. The wine made from this grape. It is a light wine, of rich muscadine flavor, much used in the United States. Both still and sparkling Catawba wines are made.
- n. A Native American people who inhabit the Carolinas.
- n. uncountable The language of this people.
- n. A river in the Carolinas which rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows approximately 220 miles (350 km) before joining the Wateree River and ultimately flowing into the Atlantic. . The path of the Catawba river.
- n. countable A member of this people.
- n. A reddish American dessert grape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A well known light red variety of American grape.
- n. A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.
- n. the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
- n. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
- n. slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape
- From catawba, as the tree was the people's totem. (Wiktionary)
- After the Catawba (River) . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While I'm sure it has its limitations, Catawba is always a varietal I'm willing to approach with a very open mind.”
“On the contrary, Catawba is one of the few native varieties that historically has received a special asterix next to its name.”
“I was excited to hear this, knowing that Catawba is practically one of the only American grapes, or Vitis labrusca, that has been known to produce accomplished wines.”
“After the Yamasee War they became known as the Catawba, which means "cut off," apparently referring to their being cut off from other Siouan tribes.”
“From there, early sparklers were made out of Catawba, which is an American grape that seems to not have the sweet, muddled taste of the others.”
“The Catawba were a Siouan-speaking tribe of the Piedmont area at the time of the first European contact.”
“The Catawba is the most important grape of general cultivation in every part of the United States where grapes will grow at all.”
“The Catawba is the primary source of drinking water for much of Upstate South Carolina as well as a major source for electrical production.”
“The wine is called "Catawba," from the grape, and is made both still and sparkling.”
“Their town, "Catawba," contained then about 450 inhabitants, of which not more than 150 were fighting men.”
Indians of North Carolina: Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, Transmitting, in Response to a Senate Resolution of June 30, 1914, a Report on the Condition and Tribal Rights of the Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties of North Carolina
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