grape vs grapeshot what difference

what is difference between grape and grapeshot

English

Etymology

From Middle English grape, from Old French grape, grappe, crape (cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes), from graper, craper (to pick grapes, literally to hook), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *krappō (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *greb- (hook), *gremb- (crooked, uneven), from *ger- (to turn, bend, twist). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (hook), Old High German krapfo (hook) (whence German Krapfen (Berliner doughnut). More at cramp.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: grāp, IPA(key): /ɡɹeɪp/
  • Rhymes: -eɪp

Noun

grape (countable and uncountable, plural grapes)

  1. (countable) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on vines of genus Vitis.
  2. (countable) A woody vine that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine; of genus Vitis.
  3. (countable, uncountable) A dark purplish-red colour, the colour of many grapes.
  4. (uncountable) grapeshot.
  5. A mangy tumour on a horse’s leg.
  6. (US, slang, colloquial, African-American Vernacular) A person’s head.

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Adjective

grape (comparative more grape, superlative most grape)

  1. Containing grapes or having a grape flavor.
  2. Of a dark purplish red colour.

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Verb

grape (third-person singular simple present grapes, present participle graping, simple past and past participle graped)

  1. To pick grapes.
  2. (of livestock) To develop tubercules as a result of tuberculosis.
  3. To develop a texture with small grape-like clusters of a contaminant or foreign substance.
  4. (dialect, north, Britain) To grope.
  5. (dialect, Hong Kong) To envy (derived from “sour grapes” idiom).

Anagrams

  • gaper, pager, parge

Danish

Etymology

Clipping of grapefrugt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɛjb/, [ɡ̊ʁɛjb̥], [ɡ̊ɹɛjb̥]

Noun

grape c (singular definite grapen, plural indefinite graper)

  1. A grapefruit.

Inflection

Synonyms

  • grapefrugt

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡrape]

Noun

grape f pl

  1. indefinite plural of grapă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of grapă

Spanish

Verb

grape

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of grapar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of grapar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of grapar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of grapar.

Swedish

Etymology

Clipping of grapefrukt.

Noun

grape c

  1. grapefruit


English

Etymology

grape +‎ shot, named for the resemblance of the bag of shot to a bunch of grapes.

Noun

grapeshot (usually uncountable, plural grapeshot or grapeshots)

  1. (historical) A cluster of small iron balls, put together in a canvas bag in order to be used as a charge for a cannon.

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Further reading

  • grapeshot on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • grapeshot in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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