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Green Grape, noun phrase

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Frequently with small initials.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans groendruif, groen green + druif grape; see second quotation, 1988.
A local name for the white grape variety known in France as ‘Sémillon’; Groen Druif.
1880 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 222The most common vines, from which..ninety-nine per cent of the Cape wine is manufactured, are..Green grape (both black and white), Steen grape, [etc.].
1988 D. Hughes et al. Complete Bk of S. Afr. Wine 99The leaves of the Green Grape..are in the early growing season much lighter than those of most other vines.
A local name for the white grape variety known in France as ‘Sémillon’; Groen Druif.

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