From Middle French [Term?], from Old French grappe, grape, crape (“cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes”), from graper, craper (“to pick grapes”, literally “to hook”), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo (“hook”), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą (“hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (“hook”), *gremb- (“crooked, uneven”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to turn, ebnd, twist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (“hook”), Old High German krapfo (“hook”) (German Krapfe). More at cramp.
grappe f (plural grappes)
When used to quantify a stated object, the singular form of that object is used, contrary to English.
- une grappe de raisin
- a bunch of grapes
- “grappe” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- French: grappin