Any of several shrubs or small trees which resemble vines or bear edible, grape-like fruits:
1. Any of several species of Vitaceae (the grape-vine family): a.Any of several plants of the genus Rhoicissus, especially R. tomentosa;see also droog-my-keel sense 1 a.b.Ampelocissus africana.c.Cyphostemma cirrhosum; droog-my-keel sense 1 b.2.Lannea edulis of the Anacardiaceae.
1790tr. ofF. Le Vaillant’s Trav.II. 244I speak here of the fruit of a particular species of these plants, which is called the wild grape, on account of the great resemblance which its leaves have to those of the vine.
1892‘Kameahs’ inCape Illust. Mag. Nov. 91Those black, spherical berries, hanging all over the trees to the very tops like bead embroidery on a green dress, are Wild Grapes. They make a most delicious preserve.
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