Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The wine made from this grape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A well known light red variety of American grape.
  • noun A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A Native American people who inhabit the Carolinas.
  • proper noun uncountable The language of this people.
  • proper noun 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.
  • noun countable A member of this people.
  • noun A reddish American dessert grape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
  • noun a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
  • noun slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape

Etymologies

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From catawba, as the tree was the people's totem.

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