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 for Frost grape
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frost \Frost\ (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst,
     frost. fr. fre['o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG.,
     Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See Freeze, v. i.]
     1. The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation
        of water; congelation of fluids.
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     2. The state or temperature of the air which occasions
        congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or
        freezing weather.
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              The third bay comes a frost, a killing frost.
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     3. Frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost.
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              He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. --Ps.
                                                    cxlvii. 16.
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     4. Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of
        character. [R.]
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              It was of those moments of intense feeling when the
              frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow
              wreath.                               --Sir W.
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     Black frost, cold so intense as to freeze vegetation and
        cause it to turn black, without the formation of
     Frost bearer (Physics), a philosophical instrument
        illustrating the freezing of water in a vacuum; a
     Frost grape (Bot.), an American grape, with very small,
        acid berries.
     Frost lamp, a lamp placed below the oil tube of an Argand
        lamp to keep the oil limpid on cold nights; -- used
        especially in lighthouses. --Knight.
     Frost nail, a nail with a sharp head driven into a horse's
        shoe to keep him from slipping.
     Frost smoke, an appearance resembling smoke, caused by
        congelation of vapor in the atmosphere in time of severe
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              The brig and the ice round her are covered by a
              strange black
              obscurity: it is the frost smoke of arctic winters.
     Frost valve, a valve to drain the portion of a pipe,
        hydrant, pump, etc., where water would be liable to
     Jack Frost, a popular personification of frost.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grapevine \Grape"vine`\, n. (Bot.)
     A vine or climbing shrub, of the genus Vitis, having small
     green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called
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     Note: The common grapevine of the Old World is Vitis
           vinifera, and is a native of Central Asia. Another
           variety is that yielding small seedless grapes commonly
           called Zante currants. The northern Fox grape of
           the United States is the V. Labrusca, from which, by
           cultivation, has come the Isabella variety. The
           southern Fox grape, or Muscadine, is the V.
           vulpina. The Frost grape is V. cordifolia, which
           has very fragrant flowers, and ripens after the early
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