from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wild grape (Vitis labrusca) of the eastern United States that bears purplish-black berries and is the source of many cultivated grape varieties. Also called skunk grape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The native eastern North American grape, Vitis labrusca, with many cultivars, of which the Concord grape is the most important.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the name of two species of American grapes. The northern fox grape (Vitis Labrusca) is the origin of the varieties called Isabella, Concord, Hartford, etc., and the southern fox grape (Vitis vulpina) has produced the Scuppernong, and probably the Catawba.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of several species of North American wild grapes, especially Vitis Labrusca of the northern and western and V. vulpina of the southern United States: so called from their musky or foxy perfume.

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

  • n. native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes
  • n. purplish-black wild grape of the eastern United States with tough skins that slip easily from the flesh; cultivated in many varieties


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  • Common name of Vitis labrusca.

    January 15, 2010