Meaning of VINE in English

vine /vaɪn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: vigne , from Latin vinea 'vine, vineyard' , from vinum ; ⇨ ↑ wine 1 ]

1 . ( also grapevine ) a plant that produces ↑ grape s

2 . a plant with long thin stems that attach themselves to other plants, trees, buildings etc

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▪ grape one of a number of small round green or purple fruits that grow together on a ↑ vine . Grapes are often used for making wine:

I've brought you a bunch of grapes.


Different grape varieties produce wines of widely different character.

▪ vine ( also grapevine ) a plant that produces grapes:

There are 2,000 acres of vines in England, compared with 2.6 million in France.


He left the grapes on the vine as long as possible — sometimes even late into October.

▪ vineyard a piece of land where grapevines are grown in order to produce wine:

The wine is from one of Germany's most famous vineyards.

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