sea grape

1. a tropical American tree, Coccoloba uvifera, of the buckwheat family, bearing grapelike clusters of edible purple berries.
2. the fruit itself.
3. a gulfweed.

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  • Sea grape — 1. (Bot.) (a) The gulf weed. See under {Gulf}. (b) A shrubby plant ({Coccoloba uvifera}) growing on the sandy shores of tropical America, somewhat resembling the grapevine. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) The clusters of gelatinous egg capsules… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea grape — sea′ grape n. 1) pln a tropical American tree, Coccoloba uvifera, of the buckwheat family, bearing grapelike clusters of edible purple berries 2) pln the fruit itself • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea grape — noun 1. a. : gulfweed b. : a tree or shrub of the genus Coccoloba; especially : a variable plant (C. uvifera) of sandy shores of Florida and tropical America having rounded leaves with cordate bases and bearing clusters of bluish edible berries …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea grape — The name sea grape or seagrape can refer to the tunicates, as well as several different groups of plants: * Coccoloba uvifera , a flowering plant native to North and South America * Seaweeds in the genus Caulerpa , eaten in Southeast Asia * The… …   Wikipedia

  • sea-grape — uoginė pajūrenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Coccoloba uvifera), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Coccoloba uvifera angl. Jamaican kino;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-grape — dvivarpė efedra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Efedrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ephedra distachya), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ephedra distachya angl. sea grape šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea grape — noun a salt resistant tree of the dock family, bearing grape like bunches of edible purple fruit. [Coccoloba uvifera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea grape — noun Date: 1806 a tree (Coccoloba uvifera) of the buckwheat family that inhabits sandy shores from Florida to South America, has rounded leaves, and bears clusters of purple to whitish edible berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea grape — noun A small tree, Coccolobis uvifera, that grows on sandy beaches in tropical America; it has clusters of purple fruit …   Wiktionary

  • Sea grape — Coccoloba (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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