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(Plants) a European species of grape vine
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vi•nif•er•a(vaɪˈnɪf ər ə, vɪ-)
of, pertaining to, or derived from a European grape, Vitis vinifera, widely cultivated for making wine and raisins.
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|Noun||1.||vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes|
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
genus Vitis, Vitis - the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
grape vine, grapevine, grape - any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
Pinot, Pinot grape - any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for Burgundies and champagnes
Sauvignon grape - small blue-black grape of Medoc region of France highly prized in winemaking
Cabernet Sauvignon grape - superior red wine grapes grown especially in the Bordeaux region of France and northern California
Sauvignon blanc - white wine grape grown in California
Merlot - black wine grape originally from the region of Bordeaux
Muscadet - white grape grown especially in the valley the Loire in France
Riesling - white grape grown in Europe and California
Zinfandel - small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe
Chenin blanc - white grape grown especially in California and the lower Loire valley of France
malvasia - used to make malmsey wine
Verdicchio - a variety of white wine grape grown in Italy
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