[Fr., from L, vinum."] A climbing plant bearing grapes from which wine is made. All the European varieties are supposed to belong to one species, Vitis vinifera. The chief districts are France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Italy, and this species is also grown in various other parts of the world, including California. There are several different species in the United States. (See Grape, Wine.)-Also any climbing or trailing plant, as hop vine, etc.