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 for Vitis vinifera
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
     grapes.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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
           frosts.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Vitis vinifera
      n 1: common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief
           source of Old World wine and table grapes [syn: vinifera,
           vinifera grape, common grape vine, Vitis vinifera]

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