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Definition of grape noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a small green or purple fruit that grows in bunches on a climbing plant (called avine). Wine is made from grapes a bunch of grapes black/white grapes (= grapes that are actually purple/green in color) We picked grapes in the south of France last summer.
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    sour grapes (saying)
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    used to show that you think someone is jealous and is pretending that something is not important He said he didn't want the job anyway, but that's just sour grapes.
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