Any of numerous woody vines (genus Vitis of the family Vitaceae, the grape family) that usually climb by tendrils, produce clustered fruits that are grapes, and are nearly cosmopolitan in cultivation.
ETYM French vigne, Latin vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. Related to Wine, Vignette.
Weak-stemmed plant that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface.
Or grapevine; Any of various climbing woody plants of the genus Vitis, family Vitaceae, especially V. vinifera, native to Asia Minor and cultivated from antiquity. Its fruit is eaten or made into wine or other fermented drinks; dried fruits of certain varieties are known as raisins and currants. Many other species of climbing plant are also termed vines.
The type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes; Also called: genus Vitis.